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Video: New footage shows impressive progress for Pacers star Victor Oladipo

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Slowly but surely, Indiana Pacers star shooting guard Victor Oladipo is getting more comfortable on the court as he makes his way back from a ruptured quad tendon in his knee.

On Thursday at Pacers practice, Oladipo played 5-on-5 for just the third time since he suffered his injury last season against the Toronto Raptors:

The Pacers are still unsure when Oladipo will return from his injury. Indiana fell to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday by a final score of 119-110.

Oladipo averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Pacers last season before he got hurt. The high-flyer shot 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 without Oladipo. The Pacers struggled to score the ball in the fourth quarter without their closer.

In need of scoring while Oladipo rehabs his knee, the Pacers acquired Malcolm Brogdon, T.J. Warren and Jeremy Lamb this summer. All three guys can score the ball pretty well, although Lamb struggled against the Pistons, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor.

Brogdon put up 22 points, while Warren chipped in 10.