The Boston Celtics met with free-agent center Greg Oden on Saturday.
Danny Ainge said the meeting was a preliminary discussion, and that progress, if any, would come later this season.
"We wanted to talk to Greg to see where he is physically," Ainge said.
Oden has played a total of 82 games in four seasons and hasn't been on the court since 2009.
"We're just finding out as much as we can and letting Greg know what we have here," said Ainge. "He's not ready to play now, but he's someone who's very interesting."