Video: Former Blazers C Greg Oden Debuts For Heat

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden made his season debut for the Miami Heat, taking the court for the first time since Dec. 5, 2009.

Former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden made his season debut for the Miami Heat, taking the court for the first time since Dec. 5, 2009.

Miami's game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center marked Oden's first regular season game action in 1,502 days as he battled ongoing knee injuries.

Here's a look at his first offensive possession, which saw him dunk with two hands.

Oden finished with six points (on 2-for-3 shooting) and two rebounds in eight minutes. Miami lost 114-97.

Oden previously played four minutes during a preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans back in November.

Oden officially signed with the Heat in August after being released by the Blazers in March 2012.

Oden, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee and arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in February 2012. In May 2012, he underwent Orthokine treatment on both of his knees. Previously, Oden underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee in 2007, underwent surgery after suffering a fractured patella in his left knee in 2009, and underwent microfracture surgery in his left knee in 2010.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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