The Heat announced that center Greg Oden will dress and be available to play in Wednesday night's game against the Wizards.
Oden, the often injured No. 1 overall pick of the Trail Blazers in 2007, last played in a regular season game on Dec 5, 2009.
Team president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra did not say if Oden would be used off the bench against the Wizards.
The Heat traded center Joel Anthony and acquired Toney Douglas in a three-team trade earlier Wednesday. The Heat signed Oden in the offseason as a free-agent project. He has been working with Juwan Howard to get into shape and hone his skills. He played four minutes during a preseason game against the Pelicans in November.