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Should the C's gamble and sign Greg Oden ?

Ok I think the #1 team need for the C's is a center, preferably a young and talented one.

Now Ainge met with Greg Oden last year ( who is just that a young and talented center) so it would seem both sides may have interest in each other.

Now the word is Oden has looked great working out in recent months and appears healthy, so the question is should the C's gamble on trying to sign him, if he could be acquired at a decent price?

I think if Ainge could sign Oden to a decent contract, it would be a low risk and possible very high reward move, so I would do it.

Just imagine if he can stay healthy ( a big if but a possibility) and the big 2 come back next year, the C's lineup could look something like this:

Rondo, Bradley, Oden, KG (I hope he moves back to the 4) and Green ( I hope he starts) as starters.

(Thats one talented, potent, long & big front line which would be great to see and which as a bonus would put a end to small ball)

Some combo of Lee, Jet, Crawford & T Willaims (as our backup guards),

Pierce (I hope he goes to the bench) & T.Williams as our back up 3's)

Sully & Bass (as our backup 4's)

Randolph (as our back up 5) off the bench.

(Thats a pretty decent, deep and versatile bench rotation)

Then to finish off the roster the C's could have Melo & our draft pick this year if not traded away ( I am hoping for a another big to be drafted, either Withey, Dieng or Adams if possible would be great) to add additional big man depth and to develop as additional bigs to either utilize down the road or use as trade bait to help acquire another team need.

I think the roster above would be very competitive and would be a team that could make a solid run for a title next year, if everyone stays healthy ( especially Oden ) and it would be a team with Oden on board that would be in much better shape to rebuild for the future also, which would be like killing 2 birds with one stone.

Greg Oden is a young and talented center, exactly what the C's are in dire need of at the moment and if he can stay healthy, I think it could be a big time game changer both short term next year and long term for years to come for the C's which who help get them back in contention for a title again sooner , rather then later.

So for the reasons above, I think it would be worth the gamble signing Oden, if the opportunity is their at the right price and especially if the C's think they can not acquire any other young and talented center this offseason the caliber of Oden.

But thats just my take and I would be interested in having others give me their opinions on the matter, so have at it.

Be respectful and keep it clean. Thanks.

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