Greg Oden was sidelined on Wednesday for the second straight practice due to swelling in his left knee. The Heat practiced in New York at Basketball City on Pier 36 in advance of Thursday's preseason game against the Nets.
Oden, who is attempting a comeback despite chronic knee problems, sat out the Heat’s shootaround on Tuesday at Georgetown due to slight swelling. He participated in five-on-five drills on Monday, and he rested Tuesday as a precaution. On Tuesday night, Oden iced his left knee after the Heat’s exhibition against the Wizards despite not playing in the preseason game.
Oden said on Wednesday that he was “hoping” his knee wouldn’t swell, “but it did and what kind I do about it. The next thing to do is to get it back down and get out there and figure out what I can do to get out there and not have it swell again.”