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Feb 18, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Miami Heat center Greg Oden (20) warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat center Greg Oden likely out for season

Few stories were more heart warming in the NBA this season than watching Greg Oden take the court for the Miami Heat. Sure, he ended up coat tailing by picking the Heat for less money – but the Heat did have a need for a big man, so it was a justified signing.

The oft-injured big man even saw some rather significant playing time (considering he hadn’t graced an NBA court in a few years), at times pushing fifteen minutes a game.

But Oden’s health issues have haunted him again as it’s believed that the former Ohio State star is likely out for the season according to Brian Windhorst.

“I don’t think Greg Oden is going to play the rest of the seaosn to be honest. I think Roy Hibbert broke him,” @WindhorstESPN on 1070.

The Heat didn’t sign Oden with the intention of being a difference maker in the regular season, but knowing a playoff matchup with the Indiana Pacers was very likely, the hope was that Oden would be able to assist in covering a player like the previously mentioned Roy Hibbert.

There’s a little confusion as to if Oden would be able to play in the playoffs, but given he hasn’t seen the court since March 26th, that appears questionable at the current moment.

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