Admist there has been no official word by the Miami Heat, Oden has showed no sign of returning to the lineup. Not only are his knee's a problem, it seems his confidence has also took a major blow.
Oden last suited up against the Pacers as previously mentioned and only played six minutes in a 84-83 loss. As Windhorst said on 1070 news " I think Roy Hibbert broke him." In the beginning of the season, he was brought in to be a force down in the post, but that clearly hasn't paid off. Oden has only played in 22 games this season, including six starts. Oden has been suffering from back issues of late along with his chronic knee problems.
The Heat are half-a-game behind the Pacers for first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 53-25.