Ohio ‘Home’ For Greg Oden
Greg Oden had a pretty good view of the Cavs’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll have an even better seat at the Q next season.
Oden attended the Cavs’ game Friday as a guest of Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley Jr., his best friend since childhood – yet wound up in Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s baseline seats adjacent the Cavs’ bench.
Gilbert wasn’t in attendance Friday, so arena personnel invited Oden to move down from his original seats five rows behind the Cavs’ bench. It was a fascinating scene, given the negotiations between the Cavs and Oden’s agent – who also happens to be Conley’s father.
“I live in Ohio. It’s home now,” Oden said. “They have a great organization and I really do think they’re up and coming.”
The Cavs are believed to have offered Oden a two-year deal that would begin this season and include a team option for a third year, but Oden hasn’t signed. Now it’s looking like he won’t sign a deal until this summer, when more teams will have cap space and the demand could increase.