Oden sits with swelling in knee

Heat taking it slow with big man

By David Lang - Executive Producer
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NEW YORK - Center Greg Oden sat out Heat practice on Wednesday in New York.

The big man reportedly had swelling in his left knee.

Oden sat out two-days after participating in 5-on-5 drills.

The Heat signed the former top draft pick knowing it would be a long road back.

Oden has battled a career-threatening knee injury for years.

Miami is hoping to have Oden in game shape in time for the playoffs.

The Heat have not given a specific timetable for his return to game action.

The Heat play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

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