Danny Ainge Says Celtics Have Interest In Greg Oden, Monitoring Situation
Man it pays to be 7 feet tall and play basketball. No matter what your production or injury history is, if you have any semblance of ability to play, people are going to show interest in your skills.
Celtics president Danny Ainge was on Boston radio station WEEI Thursday, and according to ESPN Boston, confirmed that the teams has some interest in oft injured center Greg Oden, and are monitoring his situation.
“Yeah, so we’re monitoring Greg, like all the NBA teams are, but we have not attempted to sign him,” Ainge said Thursday. “But we are monitoring him and having (conversations) with his people just to see where he’s at.”
“I don’t think (he’d be ready to play this year),” Ainge said. “I don’t know any of that for sure, but I would suspect that anybody that would sign him would have their eyes looking more towards his contribution in the future than now.”
“I think that there’s been stretches, very few stretches, where he’s played excellent ball,” Ainge said. “He’s been a terrific defender and a fantastic offensive rebounder and just a real big, strong presence on the inside. I think that he’s been that.”
I’ve seen lesser deserving people have success in the NBA, so I would love to see Oden experience some NBA happiness.