http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2481131-greg-oden-latest-news-rumors-and-speculation-surrounding-free-agent-cAccording to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Memphis Grizzlies are looking into the possibility of having Oden take part in a free-agent camp next month.
"The Memphis Grizzlies have explored center Greg Oden, expressing interest in the recent past with a workout in the spring. The Grizzlies will potentially bring in the former No. 1 overall NBA pick to a free-agent camp in June, league sources told RealGM," Charania wrote.
Charania did note the Grizzlies' level of interest "remains unclear" and Oden "is undecided" on whether he wants to participate in the camp, whenever it is held.
The Grizzlies would make sense as a potential landing spot for Oden if he decides to make an NBA return. Marc Gasol is set to become a free agent this summer, possibly leaving a gaping void at center if he signs with another team.
Memphis cannot count on Oden to play a full 82-game season, nor to replace the full production Gasol could provide, but the former No. 1 overall pick did average a solid 11.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per 36 minutes in 23 games for the Heat, per Basketball-Reference.com.
Every NBA team wants to have depth at center. The Grizzlies also have the luxury of enticing Oden to play with his former Ohio State teammate Mike Conley. Nothing sounds imminent, but in terms of exploring ideas, Memphis' front office would have nothing to lose if Oden does decide to work out.