The Boston Celtics met with free-agent center Greg Oden on Saturday, according to president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.
The meeting comes as the injury-riddled Oden intensifies his search for a team with the goal of returning to the NBA next season. Ainge confirmed the exploratory meeting.
The Celtics were not previously believed to be a strong candidate for
services, but Saturday’s meeting suggests otherwise.
San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Indiana and Dallas have been monitoring the rehab of Oden and are in the running for his services, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard earlier this week.