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Greg Oden nearing decision on team

Marc J. Spears
Yahoo Sports

Free-agent center Greg Oden will decide Friday where he will play next season, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

Oden has met with the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics. He worked out for the Heat, Pelicans and Kings in his hometown of Indianapolis on July 23.

Oden was most intrigued by the Heat and the Pelicans, a league source said. The Celtics, who recently signed free agent Brazilian center Vitor Faverani, are no longer interested in adding Oden.

Oden, 25, has had multiple knee surgeries and has not played in the NBA since Dec. 5, 2009.

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