Posted January 15, 2014

Heat activate Greg Oden against Wizards

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Greg Oden agrees to sign with the Miami Heat. (Sam Forencich/NBAE)

Greg Oden last played in an NBA game on Dec. 5, 2009. (Sam Forencich/NBAE)

The Heat announced that center Greg Oden will dress and be available to play in Wednesday night’s game against the Wizards.

Oden, the often injured No. 1 overall pick of the Trail Blazers in 2007,  last played in a regular season game on Dec 5, 2009.

Team president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra did not say if Oden would be used off the bench against the Wizards.

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The Heat traded center Joel Anthony and acquired  Toney Douglas in a three-team trade earlier Wednesday.

The Heat signed Oden in the offseason as a free-agent project. He has been working with Juwan Howard to get into shape and hone his skills. He played four minutes during a preseason game against the Pelicans in November.


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