NBA

Miami Heat
Position
C
 
Jersey
20
Name  Greg Oden
Born  1/22/1988
Height  7-0
Weight  273
College  Ohio State
4/10/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Brian Windhorst of ESPN doesn't think Heat center Greg Oden (back) will be back this season.
Insight: "I don't think Greg Oden is going to play the rest of the season to be honest," Windhorst said. "I think Roy Hibbert broke him." Oden last played on March 26 at Indiana.
 
4/6/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden (back spasms) will not play Sunday against the Knicks, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Oden and Chris Andersen are both out, so the team will need Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier, Rashard Lewis and Michael Beasley to play extra frontcourt minutes to spell Chris Bosh.
 
3/31/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden (back spasms) will sit out Monday against Toronto.
Insight: It will be Oden's third straight absence. The center has made a nice comeback after sitting out three full seasons, but he has averaged just nine minutes per game and isn't a fantasy option.
 
3/19/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Miami will be without center Greg Oden Wednesday against Boston. SOURCE: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: He's just getting a breather. Chris Bosh (16.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg) will move back to center with Udonis Haslem (2.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg) getting the start at power forward.
 
3/18/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden will remain in the starting lineup until further notice. SOURCE: Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated
Insight: With Oden (2.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg) at the five, Chris Bosh can return to his natural position at power forward. Oden's comeback has been one of the league's feel good stories this season. He's still not a fantasy option.
 
2/23/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Miami big man Gred Oden will get the start Sunday against Chicago. SOURCE: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Oden hasn't started a game since 2009. He's averaged just 7.8 minutes per game this season. With Oden at the five, Chris Bosh will move over to power forward. It's just the second time this season the Heat have had to play without LeBron James (broken nose).
 
1/17/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden (knee) actually played eight minutes against Washington on Wednesday, scoring six points and pulling down a pair of rebounds.
Insight: Oden hadn't played since December 5, 2009. Fantasy owners shouldn't get excited, he won't play enough minutes to be of value.
 
1/15/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden (knee) will dress for Wednesday's game, according to Tom Haberstroh of espn.com.
Insight: Oden hasn't played since December 5, 2009. Fantasy owners can avoid him.
 
11/12/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden has yet to make his season debut and there is no timetable for his return.
Insight: Oden hasn't played since December 2009, so the Heat are easing the former No. 1 overall pick back into action. He's not worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues as he'll be limited when/if he does return to the court.
 
10/28/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden is not expected to play in the season opener Tuesday, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Oden hasn't played since December 2009, so the Heat are easing the former No. 1 overall pick back into action. He's not worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
 
10/24/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Heat center Greg Oden saw his first game action in almost four years Wednesday night against New Orleans.
Insight: Oden scored two points in four minutes of action. He also gave away two turnovers and committed a pair of fouls. It's great to see Oden back on the floor but he's unlikely to be a contributor for any fantasy teams this season.
 
8/2/2013 9:20:00 PM
Description: The Miami Heat have won the Greg Oden sweepstakes. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The two sides agreed to a two-year contract on Friday. Signing Oden makes plenty of sense for the Heat. The only true low post presence they have is Birdman and with the Big Three running the offense, none of the pressure will be on Oden. Of course the big question is, can he stay healthy? That remains to be seen.
 
8/1/2013 3:13:00 PM
Description: Greg Oden is expected to pick his new team on Friday. SOURCE: Marc Spears, Yahoo
Insight: It's anyone's guess where Oden will end up. The Pelicans were making a strong push for him but then again so were the Kings and Hawks. The Heat, Spurs and Mavericks should also be in the mix. Oden hasn't appeared in an NBA game in almost four years.
 
7/18/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: The Pelicans are preparing to offer Greg Oden a contract. SOURCE: HoopsWorld.com
Insight: Oden met with the team in Las Vegas earlier in the week. The new deal is reportedly worth $3 million a year. The injury-prone big man might wait for the Heat and Mavericks to counter before accepting a deal.
 
7/15/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Former Blazers center Greg Oden is meeting with teams in Las Vegas this week. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The Kings. Mavericks and Pelicans are three of the team's he'll meet with. The former No. 1 pick hasn't played in a game since 2009 but he's still only 25. There aren't a whole lot of seven-footers in the league and size like that is a huge asset. We don't know where yet but Oden will be playing somewhere in the NBA next season.
 
7/11/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: Having missed out on both Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, the Mavericks will now turn their attention to free agent big man Greg Oden. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: It's a bit of a reach but the Mavericks are getting desperate. As of now, the only centers on the team's roster are Bernard James (2.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg) and Brandan Wright (8.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg in 64 games last season). Oden is also said to be on the Heat's radar, though they might be out of the running now that Chris Andersen has signed on for another season.
 
6/23/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: In an appearance on SportsCenter Sunday morning, ESPN's Brian Windhorst mentioned free agent center Greg Oden as a player Miami could pursue in the offseason.
Insight: Windhorst also name-dropped Phoenix center Jermaine O'Neal, who played 97 games with the Heat from 2009 to 2010. Oden hasn't played in the NBA since December of 2009. Given his history of knee problems, signing Oden would obviously be a huge gamble.
 
2/8/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the Cavaliers are prepared to offer free agent center Greg Oden a two-year contract sometime after February 21st's trade deadline.
Insight: Even if Oden signs, it's doubtful he'd be able to play this season. Oden has been training at Ohio State in nearby Columbus so Cleveland seems like a pretty realistic landing spot for the former No. 1 pick.
 
1/11/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: ESPN Dallas reports that the Mavericks have been in touch with Greg Oden's representatives.
Insight: Oden's career has been derailed by injuries but apparently he's not ready to hang it up just yet. The Heat have also expressed an interest in signing the former No. 1 pick.
 
1/10/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Ric Bucher of NBC/Comcast reports that former Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is attempting a comeback.
Insight: Oden is hoping to catch on with a team before the end of the season. Oden was released by Portland last season after years of struggling with chronic knee injuries. The former Ohio State standout hasn't appeared in an NBA game since December 5, 2009.
 

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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