1 pick, three years after he was waived (for the first time), Greg Oden’s potential still turns heads. The 7-foot Ohio State product, grabbed by Portland ahead of Kevin Durant in 2007, dealt with surgeries and recoveries for his NBA entirety, a start-and-stop that never quite started.He has become a cautionary tale, a player so filled with potential but so lacking in health.Oden spent last season playing in China, but when asked if he'd play basketball again, he said, "I wish. 1 overall pick has enrolled this semester at Ohio State and will be majoring in 'sports industry.' He will be also be working as an assistant with the Ohio State basketball team.He played just 105 NBA games, averaging 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. Q: Ira, I don't know if Danny Granger and Josh Mc Roberts are more Greg Oden or Mike Miller? Even last season, when the latest chapter again came to a disheartening close for his team, Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel was focused on writing... Constant motion is needed if he's ever going to achieve the goal of again being an everyday player. Just look for him on the team bench on nights he isn't... A: They sign players they believe eventually can contribute. For three seasons there was no bigger rivalry in the Eastern Conference, no matchup more compelling.Although he had expressed interest in a reunion with the Miami Heat as early as a month ago, free-agent forward Dorell Wright on Monday agreed to play the coming season in China. Q: So is the Miami Heat roster completed for the '15-2016 done at this point? The perception of Pat Riley is locked in, fixated, focused. At least when it has come to his tenure with the Miami Heat. Q: When are the Heat going to trade Josh Mc Roberts? Wright confirmed on his Twitter account the one-year contract with the... With Monday's release of the Miami Heat's partial-season ticket plans came the release of pricing tiers for 2015-16 opponents. The simplistic narrative is that all NBA schedules are the same: 41 at home, 41 on the road, every team in the opposite conference twice, just about every team in the same conference four times. Amid the mayhem, Riley, during his coaching days, would sit pregame on the bench diagramming one last set of plays, dark-blue pen on light-blue card stock, oblivious to balls ricocheting about... Barely two months after his arrival in 1995, he blew up his roster and traded for Alonzo Mourning. It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents. He is not young enough to beat a lot of guys off the dribble.