Three teams reportedly to watch Oden

Greg Oden is reportedly allowing three teams to watch him work out this week as the free-agent center nears his return to the NBA.

According to ESPN.com, representatives from the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings will watch Oden work out. The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks have also reportedly met with Oden.

Oden hasn’t played in the NBA since 2009 after battling knee problems, and had his latest surgery in February 2012.

Oden’s agent, Mike Conley Sr., has in the past said the 7-foot, 250-pound player was eyeing a potential deal with the Miami Heat, according to FOX Sports Florida.

He has 82 NBA starts, all with Portland, to his credit and has a career average of 9.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. He was drafted No. 1 by Portland in 2007 after one season at Ohio State.