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Oden was charged with felony battery for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight last Thursday, reports.

In addition to felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury, Oden was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and misdemeanor battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

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The Heat are still non-committal on bringing back Greg Oden.

"They said they'll get back to us," Oden's agent Mike Conley Sr. said. "A couple of teams have inquired. He wants to be able to play." It's not going to be easy for Oden to get minutes after not being able to play for more than 15 minutes in any game last season.

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra isn't sure whether Greg Oden will re-sign with Miami as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Spoelstra "loved" having him on the team.

"[Oden] was one of the biggest success stories in the regular season and postseason," Spoelstra said. "I loved having Greg around. I loved seeing him go through the process of putting himself back out there. He made incredible strides." Oden plans to play in the NBA next season but it remains to be seen whether he'll wear a Heat uniform -- he appeared in only 23 regular season games and three playoff games, and shouldn't be drafted in fantasy leagues no matter where he's playing.

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Greg Oden will return to Columbus, Ohio to work out this summer, in anticipation of earning another NBA contract next season.

Oden has been inactive for the bulk of the playoffs, after appearing in only 23 regular season games, and he even admitted recently that he's "one of the biggest [draft] busts in NBA history." The 26-year-old has enough talent that he'll probably land a short-term deal for a minimal amount of money, but fantasy owners should give him a wide berth on draft day.

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Greg Oden said on Wednesday that he's "sure" he'll be playing next season.

"Yeah, I'm sure I'm playing again next year but honestly I haven't even gave it much thought," Oden said. "I'm trying to concentrate on this and getting this ring first and after that, that's part of the thought process. My body feels good. I can still play. I'll be alright." He will be an unrestricted free agent after this season and teams aren't going to beat his door down for a multiple-year deal.

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Greg Oden (knees, back) said that he'll be ready to play if called upon by coach Erik Spoelstra.

Oden's lone appearance during the playoffs was a four-minute stint during Friday's lopsided Game 6 victory vs. the Pacers. It's encouraging to know that the 26-year-old is healthy enough to play, but it's highly unlikely he'll rejoin the rotation vs. San Antonio.

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Greg Oden was available for Saturday's Game 3 loss, but never got off the bench.

With Chris Bosh playing poorly throughout the playoffs, the Heat could use Oden. However, whether his knees will allow him to play any time soon remains to be seen.

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Greg Oden, who has yet to play in the playoffs, is expected to be activated for Saturday's Game 3 against the Pacers.

It's not official, but it does sound like Oden will play tonight. While the Heat will say he wasn't brought in to battle with Roy Hibbert, it's hard to deny they could use him in this series. However, given the state of Oden's body and knees, it would be surprising to see him get more than 10 minutes tonight, if he plays.

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Miami center Greg Oden, who hasn't played at all during the Heat's latest playoff run, could play in Game 3 on Saturday night.

Erik Spoelstra told the media that the "game will dictate" whether or not Oden sees minutes against the Pacers. Although Oden's chances of playing are limited, he could provide some size in spurts if the Heat are in a jam.

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Coach Erik Spoelstra said Greg Oden had a great week of work and will consider using the center in Game 3.

Oden's downfall this season after playing Roy Hibbert and the Pacers back on Mar. 26, so the odds are against him to be in the lineup at all in Game 3. At best, he probably won't be on the court for more than 10-12 minutes.