According to ESPN.com, former No.1 overall pick Greg Oden will choose to sign with either the Heat, Spurs, or Mavericks on Friday.
Sources say Oden has not completely ruled out New Orleans, Sacramento and Atlanta, but that the Pelicans are the only team out the group will a real chance of landing Oden.
Oden hasn’t played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009, and underwent his third microfracture surgery as recently as February 2012.
He was selected No. 1 overall by Portland in 2007, ahead of Kevin Durant, but has played in just 82 career NBA games thanks to injuries.
In 21 games in the 2009-10 season, Oden averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game before being inured again.