Next step for Oden

Greg Oden's return to the NBA took a major step forward when he inked a two-year deal with the Miami Heat this month, but his actual return to game action -- much less a return to form as a former No. 1 overall pick -- remains in the early stages. The first of those stages will begin Monday, when Oden will head to Miami to begin on-court workouts with the Heat, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.