Greg Oden signs with Jiangsu Dragons of Chinese league

Former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Greg Oden has signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal to play for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to multiple media reports.

The 7-foot Oden, who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers over Kevin Durant with the top pick in the 2007 draft, has been limited to 105 games due to multiple microfracture knee surgeries and other issues. He last played for the Miami Heat in 2013-14, appearing in 23 games after a three-season layoff.

The 27-year-old center has averaged 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game over his NBA career, during which he has made $24.4 million.

In February, Oden struck a plea deal with prosecutors to settle battery charges involving a former girlfriend.

RealGM.com earlier reported terms of Oden's deal with the Dragons.