Greg Oden's agent claims Heat only showed interest in Daequan Cook

Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Conley Sr. denies recent rumors that the Miami Heat have shown interest in his client.

Greg Oden may be interested in playing for the Miami Heat.

According to Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the feeling was apparently mutual.

A day later, Oden's agent Mike Conley Sr. is now telling Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald that the Miami Heat "never asked about Greg." But they did show interest in former Heat player Daequan Cook before he ended up signing with the Chicago Bulls after being recently released by the Houston Rockets.

"They have never made a single call about him," Conley said. "It's strange this story [comes out] because I spoke to them this week about Daequan Cook before he signed with Chicago. They never asked about Greg."

The Heat ultimately made the decision this week to retain Josh Harrellson and bring back another former Heat player Jarvis Varnado with 10-day contracts to round out their roster.

Cook was a 2007 first round pick traded to the Heat by the Philadelphia 76ers on draft day for the rights to fellow first round pick Jason Smith. Cook would later be the 2009 Three-Point Champion but his up-and-down play throughout his stay in Miami ultimately led to the Heat shipping him off to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010 weeks before the Big 3 signed on.

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