Pacers’ Nate McMillan likes what he’s seen from Victor Oladipo’s rehab workouts
Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo has spent the offseason nursing the ruptured quad tendon he suffered during the 2018-19 NBA season. Fortunately, head coach Nate McMillan appears to be confident that he is making solid progress on his rehab.
McMillan recently gave an encouraging update on Oladipo’s injury while at the Las Vegas Summer League, via the team’s official Twitter:
“He looks really good. I’ve gone to three of his workouts out here this week,” McMillan said. “He’s really working and committing to getting himself back as soon as possible.”
“I wouldn’t say he’s ahead of schedule but he looks good and I was surprised to see some of the things that he was doing.”
There is no question that Pacers fans are happy to hear things are seemingly going to plan for Oladipo. He has led a bit of a resurgence in Indiana in recent years thanks to his improved play. The team knows full well that any success they enjoy moving forward will be indicative of his performance.
Oladipo had been coming off a career-year that saw him win the NBA’s Most Improved Player award before he suffered the injury in January. Regardless, he had still done more than enough to be selected to his second consecutive All-Star Game.
Now that the Pacers found their franchise player to rely on, the onus is on the front office to continue surrounding him with enough talent to take this team to the next level. They got off to a solid start by bringing in former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon to pair with him in the backcourt. It will be interesting to see how this mix will shake out once Oladipo makes his return.