What Oden brings to Miami

The former No. 1 pick can play a key role for the Heat -- if he can stay healthy

Originally Published: August 3, 2013
By Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider

Greg Oden chose to take his talents to South Beach, agreeing to a two-year deal with the Miami Heat on Friday. In many ways, the 2007 No. 1 pick has become the poster child for unfulfilled promise thanks to the injuries that have derailed his career. More than a half decade ago, Oden was the biggest prospect since LeBron James, a surefire first pick in the NBA draft as a high school underclassman, and now, in an unexpected twist of fate, he gets to play alongside James.

What does he bring to the table? How will he fit in the Heat's schemes? Here's a scouting perspective on what the Oden signing could mean to Miami.