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NBA Free Agent Rumors: Greg Oden Taking His Talents To South Beach, Chooses Miami Heat

Greg Oden has decided to take his talents to South Beach!

ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman was the first to break the news and noted it’s a two-year deal with a player option in the second year:

The prized free-agent center was set to choose between six teams: Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs.

I wrote yesterday that Miami should be the clear favorite to land Oden, giving that they have the best chance at winning and the fact that they actually have a need at the center position. And oh yeah, they also got LeBron friggin’ James! I’m not going to pat my self on the back for this correct prediction though — it was the obvious choice.

Miami was able to offer more money than the other five teams interested as they had their mini mid-level exception worth about $3.18 million available.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, however, ESPN’s Marc Stein’s sources say it’s a two-year minimum deal.

Check back in later for updates.

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