Greg Oden active for 1st time this season for Heat




WASHINGTON (AP) — Greg Oden is in uniform for the Miami Heat for the first time.

The Heat listed Oden as active for Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards.

Oden’s last appearance in an NBA regular-season game was Dec. 5, 2009, when he fractured his left kneecap playing for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Houston Rockets.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft also missed what would have been his rookie year because of a right knee injury.

Oden signed with the Heat last summer as a low-risk investment, accepting a deal that pays him about $1 million this season with a player option for next season. He made a brief appearance in one preseason game.