Pat Riley said a severe back injury kept Greg Oden out of games late this past season, but Heat would like to have him return.
CSN Northwest "It’s been quite some ride for Miami Heat center Greg Oden, a ride with its ups and downs. He has a golden opportunity to win a championship. A few years ago he would have never envisioned such an accomplishment would be possible. This NBA Finals experience has been full of memories he says..." June 11
USA Today "In case you’ve somehow forgotten, and if you have we’re guessing you’re not a Trail Blazers fan, Greg Oden at one point was the number one pick in the NBA draft. Now, he’s fighting for minutes off the bench on the Miami Heat. In an interview with his longtime friend Mark Titus on Grantland, Titus..." May 09
Greg Oden did not travel with the team. Stomach illness, says Spoelstra.
Udonis Haslem is expected to play. Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden will not play. Chris Andersen a game-time decision.
"I don't think Greg Oden is going to play the rest of the seaosn to be honest. I think Roy Hibbert broke him," @WindhorstESPN on 1070.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Make that 20 games without Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat this season. Wade reached that total when he was held out of Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the wake of the hamstring injury and cramping that took him out for the final 1:59 of Wednesday..." March 28
CBSSports.com "When Greg Oden signed with the Miami Heat this past summer, everybody was just hoping he'd find a way to get onto the court one more time and play some basketball. In the preseason, he made it on the court and dunked the ball right away. Then he made his first appearance in a regular season game..." March 18
South Florida Sun Sentinel "Greg Oden is with the Miami Heat largely because of what he is. "You see what he brings to the table, that size," coach Erik Spoelstra said of the reemerging 7-foot, 273-pound center now into the second month of his comeback from four years away from the NBA. But Spoelstra didn't stop..." March 02
BIG news. Greg Oden to start today in place of LeBron. Yes, Oden.
The Oklahoman "Because of the timing of his rise to stardom, Kevin Durant has been and will forever be linked to LeBron James. Their basketball lives are intertwined. Comparisons have been made. Legacy arguments will be had. And, possibly, more NBA Finals meetings await. But James is not the first player..." January 29
Yahoo! Sports "Greg Oden admits it: He considered retiring before he turned 25. He, too, wondered if his ongoing knee problems would allow him to play basketball again. But there was Oden on Thursday night, back on the floor, playing for the Miami Heat in a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, his fourth game..." January 24
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Rare is the player with the full-body tattoo, Mohawk haircut and scraggly beard who goes overlooked. Then again, just about everything about Chris Andersen is unique, including currently being overshadowed by a teammate who hardly plays. Yet Tuesday, no sooner had the Miami Heat completed..." January 23
ESPN.com "Regardless of the final numbers on the scoreboard or postgame stat sheet, Greg Oden considers it a victory if he’s able to walk off the basketball court under his own power and lives to play another day. That’s why Oden had the biggest smile in the arena after he played his first NBA..." January 20
Real GM Basketball "Greg Oden scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in nine minutes against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, his first action since December 2009. Oden is still a day-to-day project for the Miami Heat but is not worrying about his knees during games anymore. "Honestly, when I was out..." January 18
CSN Washington "The Wizards held a 34-point lead on the two-time defending champion Miami Heat en route to a 114-97 win. On most nights, nothing could stun onlookers or those involved more. Greg Oden entering an NBA game counts as stunning. The 7-footer, drafted No. 1 overall by the Portland Trail blazers..." January 16
Pat Riley says Oden is in uniform tonight
Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat announced today that the long-awaited HEAT Name Collection will finally be unveiled. These newly designed jerseys replace the player's last name with their nickname. The Heat will wear them for the January 10 road game against the Brooklyn Nets and at the AmericanAirlines Arena..." January 07
Pro Basketball Talk "When Miami took a chance this offseason by signing Greg Oden to a one-year minimum salary contract, it wasn’t necessarily to add depth to the team for the long grind of the regular season. The acquisition was purely a long-term strategy, one that hoped to bring in another serviceable big body..." December 28
Rant Sports "The Miami Heat signed Greg Oden as a shot in the dark. No one, including Oden, knew what might happen to the center’s knees or if his non-guaranteed contract would even amount to anything. Roughly two months into the 2013-14 NBA season Oden has yet to step foot on the court besides a few minutes..." December 21
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They will face each other four times during the regular season, with the next meeting in late March. Even then, we may not have seen the real matchup between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. With one team still waiting to work a key player back and the other potentially introducing one into..." December 19
Tonight's #HEATgame inactives vs the Celtics - Udonis Haslem (back spasms) & Greg Oden.
Oden was held out of Sunday scrimmage by Heat, does not sound as if he will be active Tuesday.
ESPN.com "On the heels of playing his first NBA game in nearly four years, Greg Oden said Friday he will be ready if needed for the Miami Heat's season opener Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls. Oden is doubtful to play in the Heat's preseason finale Friday against the Brooklyn Nets, but the 7-foot center..." October 25
Miami Herald "Heat center Greg Oden played in his first basketball game since 2009 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena. Oden the former No.1 overall pick of the 2007 draft checked into the game with 5:15 left in the second quarter and immediately dunked a pass from Chris Bosh. Oden played exactly three minutes..." October 24
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra refused to tip his hand Wednesday morning. Wednesday night he played his trump card. For the first time in nearly four years Greg Oden appeared in an NBA game when the hulking center checked in with 5:15 to play in the second quarter of Wednesday night's 108-95..." October 24
CBSSports.com "One thousand four hundred and eighteen. It's been 1418 days since Greg Oden has played in an NBA game. But Wednesday against the Pelicans Oden stepped on the floor with 5:15 left in the first quarter marking his first appearance since injuring his knee for the Trail Blazers in Dec. of..." October 23
Oden "Today was another step getting out there and doing some five on five."
Posting to ESPN: Oden likely to be cleared for 5-on-5 practice work *NEXT* week with eye on making debut in one of final preseason games.
CBSSports.com "The Miam Heat open their preseason schedule in advance of their attempt at a three-peat Monday vs. Atlanta. But they'll be short on some frontcourt depth when they face the Hawks. Missing Greg Oden is to be expected. Even after the Heat signed the former Trail Blazer he's not expected to be..." October 05
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra began by praising how veteran guard Ray Allen manages to "redefine and reinvent" himself through his 18 seasons. But sometimes it comes down to appearances. And that's what has made Allen at 38 nothing short of eye-catching during training camp at this..." October 03
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Greg Oden wanted to do more Tuesday; that's a good sign. The Miami Heat wouldn't allow him; that's a telling sign. Back in the NBA after being sidelined since Dec. 2009 by knee issues the 7-foot center took the first of what are expected to be several small steps on his way back to the court..." October 02
Greg Oden tried to jump into contact today "They had to pull me off today. I wanted to go out there and do it but I've got to take steps."
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Greg Oden has been patient to this point. He said he isn't about to change now even as the Miami Heat prepare to open training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas. Out of the league since Dec. 2009 due to a series of knee issues the 7-foot center has been working at AmericanAirlines Arena for nearly..." September 29