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