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Greg Oden's comeback?

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, but his potential still intrigues NBA teams to the point where five of them are vying for the chance to be the starting point for his comeback. Oden's knee injuries have limited him to 82 games over two seasons, but he's reportedly been working out seriously in order to get his career back on track. The Blazers may have made a mistake picking him over Kevin Durant, but if we're lucky, we may finally get a glimpse of what intrigued them back in the 2007 draft.

What is Greg Oden's NBA future?

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  • Which of these teams would offer Greg Oden the best chance to put his career back on track?

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  • Which center would you rather take a risk on?

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Celtics-Nets blockbuster trade

In shedding themselves of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry, the Celtics will acquire enough draft picks to make things interesting for several years starting in 2014. But what does that leave for 2013? With a potential starting lineup of Rajon Rondo (who by the way is likely to miss significant time with his ACL injury), Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Gerald Wallace and Brandon Bass, Celtics fans are gearing up for what could be a lost season. In Brooklyn, it's quite the opposite. The addition of the former Celtics trio makes for an intriguing 2013, but is it enough for the Nets to contend in the Eastern Conference?

Which team's fans should be more excited after the Celtics-Nets trade?

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  • How much better does the addition of Paul Piece, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry make the Nets?

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  • How far will the Nets go next season?

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  • Should the Celtics waive Gerald Wallace under the "stretch" provision to break up his contract over the next seven seasons?

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  • The last time the Celtics missed the playoffs they had a 24-58 record. How many games will the Celtics win next season?

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  • Kevin Garnett (age 37, 50,000+ minutes) missed 14 games this season. How many will he miss next season with the Nets?

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  • Should the Celtics tank the 2013-14 season to put themselves in better position for the 2014 draft?

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Doc Rivers headed to Clippers

The on-again, off-again talks between the Celtics and Clippers -- mostly related to Kevin Garnett, DeAndre Jordan, coach Doc Rivers and draft compensation -- have finally produced an outcome involving the last two. Rivers and his three-year, $21 million contract will cross the country in exchange for a first-round draft pick. Did the Celtics get enough in return for the seven-year coaching veteran with a championship and Coach of the Year award under his belt? Will Rivers finally get the Clippers to the NBA Finals?

  • Which team benefits the most from the Doc Rivers deal?

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  • What is the furthest Doc Rivers will take the Clippers?

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  • The Celtics are trying to trade Paul Pierce for a first-round pick. Is Pierce worth the price?

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  • Which team would benefit most from a straight-up DeAndre Jordan-Kevin Garnett trade?

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  • Which team will Kevin Garnett be playing for next season?

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  • Should the NBA allow coaches and players to be traded together?

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Doc Rivers to the Clippers?

Doc Rivers has been the most successful Celtics coach in a long time, but he soon might be taking his talents to Los Angeles. The Clippers and the Celtics are discussing a move in which Boston would allow Rivers out of his three-year contract to sign with Los Angeles. Boston would send Kevin Garnett to the Clippers and receive DeAndre Jordan and a future first-round pick, although the Celtics are insisting that Eric Bledsoe be included in the trade as well. Would acquiring Rivers be worth two of the Clippers' young stars?

  • Will Doc Rivers be coaching the Celtics next season?

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  • Would the Clippers ever win a championship under Doc Rivers?

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  • How should the Celtics handle the potential deal on the table involving Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and DeAndre Jordan?

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  • If the Doc Rivers/Kevin Garnett deal goes through, what chance do you give the Clippers of trading for Paul Pierce as well?

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  • Who would be a better choice to coach the Clippers if the Doc Rivers deal falls through?

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  • Who would you rather have at center?

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Doc Rivers' future

The future of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers remains uncertain, with man and team staying mum but sources telling Chris Broussard that the title-winning coach "feels it may be time for a change." Rivers is the highest-paid coach in the league, but has spent nine seasons at the helm of a Celtics team that was bounced from the 2012-13 first round and is surrounded with questions: Will Kevin Garnett be back? What about Paul Pierce? Is Rajon Rondo the player around which to build? All of these and more could push Rivers out the door -- and he might have a suitor or two if he leaves.

  • Will Doc Rivers be coaching the Celtics next season?

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  • Who has been more instrumental in the Celtics' recent success?

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  • If Doc Rivers returns, what should the Celtics do?

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  • Which coaching vacancy would best suit Doc Rivers if he was able to get out of his contract?

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