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NBA free agency: Greg Oden could pick new team by Monday

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Greg Oden could be ready to decide where he'll continue his comeback as early as Monday, according to NBA.com's Steve Aschburner. Aschburner added that the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans were among the teams to watch Oden work out at his highly-publicized workout last week.

Bill Duffy wouldn't detail the conversations he's had with other teams, but Oden's agent says talks have "ranged from general conversation to more specific terms, as the teams consider both the rewards and the risks of signing a premier talent whose body, thus far, has been unable to withstand the rigors of NBA play."

The 25-year-old hasn't played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009, so it'll be nearly four years of inactivity between suiting up in the NBA. That kind of comeback is essentially unprecedented in basketball, but if anyone can do it, it's a once-in-a-generation talent like Oden.

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