NBA news roundup: Greg Oden practices, experiences swelling, Andrew Wiggins already drawing interest from adidas

Jonathan Daniel

As Greg Oden's comeback attempt continues, the Heat are taking every precaution necessary with his troubled knees. Elsewhere, Andrew Wiggins is already eyeing a lucrative shoe deal before playing a minute of college ball.

Miami Heat center Greg Oden experienced swelling in his knee on Monday and sat out the team's practice at Georgetown on Tuesday, according to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald.

The swelling occurred after the former No. 1 overall pick participated in a five-on-five scrimmage and further clouds any timetable for his return to regular season games.

The process for Oden figures to be a long one considering his well-documented troubles with both knees. The Heat training staff will be cautious as they ease him back into on-court action.

Brandon Jennings likely to miss opener with mouth injury

Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings will likely miss at least three weeks with a mouth injury that includes an impacted wisdom tooth that caused a hairline fracture of his mandible, according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.

The three-week window for a potential return means that Jennings will likely miss the Oct. 30 season opener against the Washington Wizards. It also means that his preseason is effectively over after the former Milwaukee Bucks star played in only game since coming over via sign-and-trade. In that contest, he totaled 15 points and had three assists.

In his absence, Will Bynum, Chauncey Billups and Peyton Siva will shoulder the load at point guard.

Report: adidas to offer Andrew Wiggins $180 million

Superstar NBA prospect Andrew Wiggins could already have a $180 million contract from adidas waiting for him once he declares for the draft, despite having yet to play a game with the University of Kansas Jayhawks.

From Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report:

"I'm hearing from people at Kansas that he's got a $180 million offer supposedly coming from Adidas," a source close to Wiggins' inner circle said. "But I also heard that Nike is going to match anything."

Wiggins could earn a long-term contract between $140 and $180 million, potentially for 10 years, for good reason. Companies see him as a player with enough talent to warrant building a brand around, partially due to the influx of social media and the resulting increased exposure it's created.

The NBA has increased in popularity from a global perspective in recent years, further justifying one player's ability to generate revenue. Wiggins has quickly become a walking hype machine, and it's only a matter of time before someone capitalizes on his ability to generate excitement around the game.

Trey Burke takes to Twitter to shoot down injury timetable

When Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke broke his finger on Oct. 12 against the Los Angeles Clippers, a report from the Deseret News stated that his timetable to return was 8-12 weeks. But the Jazz's 2013 lottery pick disputed it:

Broken bones typically take 4-6 weeks to heal, so Burke's timeline makes more sense from a physical standpoint. He is expected to go into surgery on Tuesday, where he will have pins inserted into the finger in order to aid and speed up the healing process. Originally, the team expected him to miss just three weeks.

Despite the confusion, Burke will be out for at least one month and will surrender the starting point guard duties to John Lucas III. Scott Machado and Lester Hudson are expected to fill the backup minutes.

Spurs waive F Corey Maggette, retirement could result

The San Antonio Spurs waived Corey Maggette on Tuesday, which could mark the end of his 14-year career.

That's because he told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News that if he didn't make the team's final 15-man roster, he would retire.

Last season Maggette played in 18 games with the Detroit Pistons and turned in career-lows of 5.3 points per game on 35.5 percent shooting from the field.

The Spurs took a flier on the former Duke star but are going to move in another direction, which could mark the end of a strong career that included averages of 16.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game.

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