Odens agent, Mike Conley Sr., told FOX Sports Florida on Friday he plans soon to resume talks with Heat president Pat Riley, who has been taking care of other business. He said Oden, who hasnt played in an NBA game since December 2009 because of knee injuries, remains very interested in signing with Miami this summer and he believes the Heat want Oden. ”Obviously, theyve got a need there,” Conley said of a center. “Its a situation where they probably cant go out and get a top player with the money they have, but they can take chance on somebody like Greg and his upside. The exposure of playing for the Heat would be good for Greg. He could work his way back into his game. I think Miami is a good situation.” Other than being able to offer Oden a minimum deal, the Heat have their taxpayer mid-level exception available that starts at $3.183 million. Conley wouldnt speculate on whether that is what would be required to sign Oden, but he did say its good the Andersen deal clears up what the Heat could pay.