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What can Greg Oden do for the Heat

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He could be the reason Miami stays relevant for a long time to come or he could just be another Pittman/Curry, a high-five on two legs.

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We already have a Greg Oden thread.

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He is just what we need to complete this team, hugs upgrade on the boards on both end of the floor, a force at center position to go along with our Big’s in well designed rotation.! 

 

He brings what we need in this scheme....Can't wait for him to take on .

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Anyway, what might LeBron and G.O. be talking about pre- and post game??

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G.O.'s insertion into the rotation is the enigma I think we all are awaiting to discover. I'm so anxious to see what the big guy brings to this already well equipped machine...TEAM HEAT since '88!

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I tried searching for some info about Oden, and found "rumors" about him coming back in February which is pretty disappointing to hear because I'm real anxious to watch him play.

 

Hopefully, they're just rumors and he gets inserted into the lineup sooner than expected, but I also wouldn't want him to rush back in the primetime action because his injuries are a bit scary.

 

In the end, we gotta be patient and when the time comes, it'd be great to see him make a comeback story. Rooting for him.

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I tried searching for some info about Oden, and found "rumors" about him coming back in February which is pretty disappointing to hear because I'm real anxious to watch him play.

 

Hopefully, they're just rumors and he gets inserted into the lineup sooner than expected, but I also wouldn't want him to rush back in the primetime action because his injuries are a bit scary.

 

In the end, we gotta be patient and when the time comes, it'd be great to see him make a comeback story. Rooting for him.

 

If the healing rehab process takes that much time, we just gotta be patient. No point bringing him in, if he's way too out of shape after a couple of years of absense. Such a gap is huge.

 

Better healthy and ready than playing now and rusty 

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Oden's health is likely fine and Miami is just biding time and getting him stronger. They may want to utilize him in the second half of the season similar to Birdman last year. I bet we don't see him until February. They probably prefer that he play 40 or so games instead of 60. We still have 16 games to win in the Playoffs.

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Oden's health is likely fine and Miami is just biding time and getting him stronger. They may want to utilize him in the second half of the season similar to Birdman last year. I bet we don't see him until February. They probably prefer that he play 40 or so games instead of 60. We still have 16 games to win in the Playoffs.

Yeah that is what I am thinking and when they do use him in the season it will likely be limited minutes too, especially in the first few games he plays.

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Ill be mad if we have to wait to Feb. to see Oden play.. If he gets hurt before we play the pacers, we wont be going to the finals with soft *** bosh. Now I got to listen to Pacer/haters talk crap about their win at home. :(

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Smh you guys say the same thing about every bust of a center that signs with this team. Oden, Pittman, Joel, Curry, Turiaf, etc. They all suck. Hell, people still think Bosh can step up on defense and rebounding.

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Smh you guys say the same thing about every bust of a center that signs with this team. Oden, Pittman, Joel, Curry, Turiaf, etc. They all suck. Hell, people still think Bosh can step up on defense and rebounding.

 

I miss Turiaf. Out of all the Centers the HEAT have gone through since the Big 3 era, other than Birdman and Big Cat, he was my favorite. The rest were complete and utter garbage though. You forgot to throw in Big Z and Dampier as well, not that it really matters.

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I miss Turiaf. Out of all the Centers the HEAT have gone through since the Big 3 era, other than Birdman and Big Cat, he was my favorite. The rest were complete and utter garbage though. You forgot to throw in Big Z and Dampier as well, not that it really matters.

 

Oh yeah, those scrubs lol Although I did think big Z could have been used more effectively. But yeah, they all sucked. Big Cat was fun though. Everyone knew his job was to play 90's "defense" lol 

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Oh yeah, those scrubs lol Although I did think big Z could have been used more effectively. But yeah, they all sucked. Big Cat was fun though. Everyone knew his job was to play 90's "defense" lol 

 

Big Cat was fun. Hands down my third favorite Center in HEAT history. He wouldn't have been able to stop Hibbert by any means, but he'd get his moneys worth on the fouls. But yeah, you're right. There's just not much if anything Miami can do with Hibbert other than hope to get him in early foul trouble, which is pretty unlikely with the whole verticality rule or whatever it is. 

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Unless Oden gets magically cured by a wizard, I've pretty much come to accept the fact that the Heat will always have a problem with big teams. For those who are always complaining about rebounding the damn ball (me included) this is what we have to live with unless the Heat can get guys that can body up players like Noah, Hibbert, Drummond, David West etc... 

 

When you have guys like Battier trying to guard West, it's a recipe for disaster. 

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Big Cat was fun. Hands down my third favorite Center in HEAT history. He wouldn't have been able to stop Hibbert by any means, but he'd get his moneys worth on the fouls. But yeah, you're right. There's just not much if anything Miami can do with Hibbert other than hope to get him in early foul trouble, which is pretty unlikely with the whole verticality rule or whatever it is. 

 

There is something Miami can do about limiting Hibbert's productivity: Get a big body to use against him. Perhaps such a body is that of Greg Oden, or perhaps it will be acquired at a later point in the season.

 

But one thing is certain. Hibbert's size advantage against Miami is too overwhelming to be ignored. Hibbert puts up numbers on Miami that he does not replicate against any other contending team in the league.

 

With that said, my opinion of Miami's prospects is the same as it was last season. I believe that the Heat will reach the Finals even without a legitimate center at its disposal, but the challenge will be made far more difficult by failing to address the issue.

 

If you recall, Chris Bosh was so physically depleted after the ECF's that he was ineffectual against the Spurs in the Finals. Bosh faces far too big of a size disparity against Hibbert for that matchup to work out successfully for him, especially on the defensive end.

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Smh you guys say the same thing about every bust of a center that signs with this team. Oden, Pittman, Joel, Curry, Turiaf, etc. They all suck. Hell, people still think Bosh can step up on defense and rebounding.

 

Watch more basketball. Oden is a completely different animal.

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If you recall, Chris Bosh was so physically depleted after the ECF's that he was ineffectual against the Spurs in the Finals. Bosh faces far too big of a size disparity against Hibbert for that matchup to work out successfully for him, especially on the defensive end.

 

He was hurt pretty bad for the ECF and Finals. Had a sprained ankle in the Bulls series and tweaked it again on the opening tip of Game 1 against the Pacers. Was not good.

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