Report: Pacers’ Victor Oladipo could play in Orlando games
However, there is a growing belief now that Oladipo will attempt to play in the NBA’s restarted season after multiple strong team practices in Orlando with the Pacers, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
There is growing belief Pacers star Victor Oladipo will attempt to play in the NBA’s restarted season after multiple strong team practices in Orlando, sources inside the bubble tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2020
Oladipo suffered a torn quad tendon last season and was still making his way back from the injury before games were suspended in March. If the All-Star shooting guard changes his mind and does play in Orlando, Indiana could make some serious noise once the 2020 playoffs start.
Prior to Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test forced the season to be suspended, Oladipo appeared in 13 games for the Pacers. He averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line. The rust was clearly there for the 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year.
However, it sounds like Oladipo is starting to round into form, at least in practices. It’s going to be very interesting to see if the two-time All-Star does in fact reverse course and play in Orlando.
Victor Oladipo will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021 unless the Pacers sign him to an extension before that offseason arrives.