“I know I’m one of the biggest busts in NBA history and I know that it’ll only get worse as Kevin Durant continues doing big things … It’s frustrating that my body can’t do what my mind wants it to do sometimes. But worrying or complaining about it isn’t going to fix anything … I wish the circumstances would let me play more, but I certainly don’t regret coming back, and I don’t regret signing with the Heat.”
Oden was brought in to Miami to bolster the team’s weak front court and be a potential big body to throw at Roy Hibbert. He appeared to have finally become healthy and ready to contribute after several years battling constant injuries.
The former top overall pick has had to adjust to be coming off the bench full time as he tells his former college teammate Titus in the article linked above. It is not as easy as you would think.
At this point, nobody knows what the Heat might have planned for Oden other than a comfortable seat on the bench to watch a championship run.