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Pacers star Victor Oladipo says he’s in a good place mentally, doesn’t add any specifics on his rehab

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

During an interview at Summer League on Monday, Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo said he’s in a good place mentally as he continues to recover from a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee.

Oladipo didn’t add any specifics on his rehab. It’s unknown when the All-Star guard will be ready to play again for the Pacers, who acquired Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb in free agency.

Victor Oladipo averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game for the Pacers in 2018-19 while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.0 percent from the free-throw line. Indiana got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, as they struggled to score the ball in the fourth quarter in crunch time without Oladipo.

The additions of Brogdon and Lamb are huge for the Pacers. Both players are good scorers who can put the ball on the floor and create for others. Without Oladipo, Indiana needs as many playmakers as possible. It should also be remembered that they lost Thaddeus Young to the Chicago Bulls and Bojan Bogdanovic to the Utah Jazz.

The long-term health of Oladipo is the most important thing for the Pacers. The front office won’t rush him back under any circumstances.