“He’s going to sign somewhere,’’ Conley (his agent) said. “He’s going to get healthy and be coming back.’
Oden has interest in the Heat if they ever were to be interested. Seven NBA teams, which his agent declined to name, have supposedly been keeping in regular touch with him, but Conley doesn’t anticipate it will be until the fall before there are any serious negotiations.
Oden splits his time between his hometown of Indianapolis and Columbus, where he’s now taking summer classes at Ohio State.
Oden has had five surgeries on both his knees since entering the NBA, including two surgeries last February, one being his third microfracture procedure. He was waived by the Trail Blazers last March, making him a free agent.