Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 1/30/13
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MIAMI The Miami Heat are on a short list to sign injury-riddled center Greg Oden, the 2007 top draft pick who hasnt played in the NBA in more than three years. But the soonest Oden could be available to play for the Heat is next season.Odens agent, Mike Conley, said in a phone interview Wednesday with FOX Sports Florida that Oden could visit Miami as soon as next week.We havent set it up yet but we want to go down there and meet with (the Heat) and get to know them and vice-versa, Conley said.Although Conley had talked to FOX Sports Florida last year about Odens interest in the Heat, he had said on Jan. 10 he hadnt heard anything yet from the team about his client. However, he said he talked to Miami president Pat Riley shortly thereafter.Weve been talking on and off for the last two or three weeks, Conley said of Riley. Theyre interested. Conley said theres a very good chance Oden, 25, will sign with an NBA team before the end of the season for rehab purposes and to get to know th...
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