CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the Cleveland Cavaliers are exploring the possibility of signing center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick whose NBA career has been sabotaged by injuries.

The Cavs are doing their due diligence while looking at Oden. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team's interest is contingent upon the center's health.

The 7-footer was the first player taken in the 2007 draft by Portland. has cited unnamed sources as saying the Miami Heat are interested in Oden. Oden told ESPN Tuesday night that he hopes to return next season.

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