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Free agent Oden officially signs with NBA champion Heat

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The Canadian Press
8/2/2013 9:53:35 PM
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MIAMI - Greg Oden has signed his contract with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

The deal was completed Wednesday. The former No. 1 overall pick has already spent a few days in South Florida taking his physical and working out some contract language.

Oden announced Friday that he was accepting Miami's offer that will pay him about $1 million this coming year and includes a player option for the 2014-15 season. He last played in the NBA on Dec. 5, 2009, sidelined since by a series of major knee problems.

Heat managing general partner Micky Arison announced the deal, posting a tweet to congratulate Oden and saying "the journey continues."

Greg Oden (Photo: Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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