It appears Greg Oden may get another shot at the NBA.
The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to offer the oft-injured center a two-year contract with a team option for a third year, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Friday.
Oden, a free agent, hasn't played in the NBA since the 2009-10 season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Knee injuries have derailed the former No. 1 draft pick's NBA career. The former Ohio State standout has undergone three microfracture surgeries.
Oden has been working out in Columbus and his hometown of Indianapolis in hopes of making a comeback. In recent weeks, the Cavs, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics have expressed interest in signing the 7-footer.
The Cavs will wait until the Feb. 21 trade deadline passes before making their offer to Oden, according to the Beacon Journal.
---Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson will have surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season.
No date is set for surgery to repair cartilage damage in Richardson's knee.Richardson, 32, had started 33 games for the 76ers this season and was averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals.
---Bill Duffy, the agent for injured Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, told CSNNE.com that the ACL injury is a partial tear and not a full tear, meaning Rondo could recover faster and return to the team within six months.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told ESPNBoston.com Rondo is seeking second opinions about his knee, and Ainge expects Rondo to have surgery within the next week.
---A flu bug running through the Miami Heat locker room could sideline forward Dwyane Wade, forward Chris Bosh and guard Ray Allen for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Miami.
The Heat signed forward-center Chris "Birdman" Andersen for the rest of the season.
Andersen, 34, had joined the Heat on Jan. 20 when he signed the first of first of two 10-day contracts.
---The New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats have talked about a possible trade in which Bobcats guard Ben Gordon would go to Brooklyn in exchange for forward Kris Humphries, ESPN.com reported Friday.
No trade is imminent, however, according to the report.
--- Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion said that if the Mavs trade him to a bad team, he won't report to that team, ESPNDallas.com reported.
Quite simply, Marion said he would only report to a team that has a chance to contend for a title.