Pelicans Emerge as Suitors for Oden
The New Orleans Pelicans expect to meet with Greg Oden this week as the free-agent center considers his options for a return to the NBA, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The New Orleans meeting is expected to include Mickey Loomis, the Pelicans’ head of basketball operations and the NFL Saints’ executive vice president and general manager, as well as Pelicans GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams. The Pelicans are expected to offer a contract paying close to $3 million in the first season. At least three other teams are expected to offer similar money, a league source said.