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Reports: Oden to sign with Heat

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Greg Oden, a former No. 1 overall pick who hasn't played in an NBA game since 2009, will sign with the Miami Heat, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Oden, 25, agreed to a deal that is for a minimum of two years with a player option in the second year, ESPN reported.

Oden worked out for several teams over the past few weeks. His three finalists were believed to be the Heat, San Antonio and Dallas. New Orleans, Sacramento and Atlanta also pursued Oden.

The interested teams presented Oden with offers this week that spelled out financial terms and the medical plans for monitoring Oden's recovery from a number of knee problems.

The 7-foot Oden was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, taken by the Portland Trail Blazer one spot before Kevin Durant was taken.

Oden has not played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009. He underwent his third microfracture surgery in February 2012.

He has played in just 82 games in his NBA career. In 21 games in the 2009-10 season, Oden averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game before getting injured again that season.
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