LeBron on the Heat signing Greg Oden: ‘Whatever he gives us is extra.’

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The low-pressure angle from the Heat continues where Greg Oden is concerned, with the latest comments on the lack of expectations for the recently-signed free agent big man coming from LeBron James himself.

Speaking at a charity event in Akron, Ohio, James toed the company line of extreme cautious optimism when delivering his thoughts on the team’s latest acquisition.

From Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com:

“Adding Greg is a huge piece for us but we’re not asking too much from him, we’re not going to put too much pressure on him,” James said. “He hasn’t played since 2009, so it’s been awhile. We just want him to work his way back into condition. Whatever he gives us is extra.”

You can’t set the bar much lower than that.

Oden hasn’t played a single NBA minute since December of 2009, so the tempered level of excitement is somewhat understandable. But at…

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