Oden Taking Steps to Regain Form for HEAT
“It felt good just being out there,” (Greg) Oden said. “It’s the first time in awhile, I’m happy I got it completed. They had to pull me off the floor. But I’ve got to take steps.”
The (Miami) Heat’s training staff has not cleared Oden for contact, and that is still probably some time off. The team is in no rush to get Oden on the floor, and if there is a timetable to have him in a real game, no one is talking publicly about it.
“It’s step by step, practice by practice, minute by minute,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It was a big bonus to have him out there. We’ll meet with the trainers and see how he reacts and go from there.”