Why Greg Oden remains inactive 

May, 19, 2014
May 19
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Many observers of the Miami Heat felt the team specifically signed Greg Oden with the intention of having him available to defend Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, if they met in the 2014 playoffs. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals took place on Sunday and Oden was one of two players put on the inactive list. Head coach Erik Spoelstra said Oden was not available due to a health issue -- back spasms.