Greg Oden Still Working His Way Back

This from the Miami Herald:

Although Greg Oden said on Wednesday that he was disappointed his left knee responded poorly to his first five-on-five practice, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra refused to call the swelling a step backward in Oden’s attempt at a comeback.

“Actually he’s making a lot of progress,” Spoelstra said. “The fact that he’s out here with our guys at this time is ahead of schedule, but we want to temper those expectations. We’re thinking big picture with this and we’re going to move very patiently.”

Looks like the expectation level for Oden should be lowered, according to Coach Spoelstra. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not, but clearly the knee is still not ready for the long haul of a regular NBA season.