You had to See to Believe: Oden Returns

        It is in fact true, Greg Oden played in an NBA game for the Miami Heat for the first time since December 2009 when he suited up for the Blazers. Reports say that Oden has no swelling or pain in his knees. The next step for the Heat is to evaluate Oden for Friday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Just as a reminder, Oden was a man amongst boys when he was drafted No. 1 overall out of Ohio State in 2007. He was taken before Kevin Durant who was taken with the No. 2 pick out of Texas.

        In last night's game, Oden started the 2nd half against the Wizards and finished the game with 6 points and two rebounds in 8 minutes of action. Oden played in garbage time due to the fact that the Heat were down by 21 points at the half. The Heat have now gone on to lose 3 straight games.

By Steven Spector -1-16-14