The latest with Greg Oden

When former No. 1 pick Greg Oden signed with the Heat over the offseason, the feeling at the time was that he'd have a chance to play by Christmas. And if you haven't noticed by the frost on your windshield or the lines at the mall or the peppermint in your mocha, Christmas is here.

But what about Oden? Is he any closer to a return to the court? Things have stayed very tight-lipped around Miami with any news or updates regarding Oden this season, and wisely so. But this much we know.