It's the most burning question in the NBA this offseason.
IS HE BACK?
And on Wednesday night, we finally got our first evidence that indeed, he is:
2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers in 4 minutes.
What? You were expecting 26-6-4 in 35 minutes?
Yeah, Derrick Rose had another solid outing as he returns from a torn ACL. But Wednesday night was all about Greg Oden, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 Draft who hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2009, his career derailed by knee injuries. In his first action of any kind, Oden came off the bench for the Miami Heat in the second quarter and scored two points on his only shot, this dunk that rattled the backboard:
You could see by the reaction of his teammates that his return has struck some emotional chord with the team. And here they are after the game -- a 108-95 Heat win in New Orleans -- congratulating the big man in an impromptu receiving line.
Video: Oden makes Heat debut
And after the game, the accolades kept comin...