Heat’s Oden Doesn’t Make Toronto Trip

Source: Barry Jackson, Miami Herald

greg_oden_2013Even with Chris Bosh back in Miami after the birth of his daughter and unavailable for Tuesday’s game against the Raptors, the Heat did not consider center Greg Oden as an option to replace him.

Coach Erik Spoelstra indicated he’s not yet ready to use Oden in a game as he continues to his work his way back from years of knee problems. In fact, Oden didn’t even accompany the team to Toronto.

“We’re training him right now,” Spoelstra said. “He can get a ton more work in our facility. That’s our priority right now. We have all our equipment there. Not just weight equipment, but Alter G [treadmill], which is imperative for him right now. There’s nothing alarming about this. He’ll be with us when it makes sense.”