Reserve center Greg Oden will be activated for his first regular-season game with the Heat on Wednesday night against the Wizards, according to team president Pat Riley.
Riley divulged the information during a pregame news conference about the team trading center Joel Anthony. Oden hasn't played a regular-season game in more than four years.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said there was no correlation between the timing of the trade and Oden possibly dressing. The Heat's coach wouldn't confirm that Oden is active against the Wizards and said Oden's health is progressing steadily.
Chris Andersen is out for Wednesday's game with a knee injury.