Victor Oladipo

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  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    On Friday, Nate McMillan announced that Victor Oladipo (ruptured right quad tendon) will be able to play half-court 5-on-5 in the next couple of days.

    Oladipo has been able to do just about everything besides scrimmage in Pacers' practices lately, and this is a nice step in his recovery. Optimistic estimates have Oladipo returning around the end of the calendar year but there's no word on whether this adjusts his timeline at all. Still, this is a great development and Oladipo is starting to look slightly more appealing in the middle-rounds of drafts — even if he's not generally a recommended pick just yet.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo was seen doing on-court activities off to the side during Tuesday's practice.

    Oladipo still looked to be limited in his rehab work as he jogged and made cuts with little intensity. The video is in the link below. With no return date set, Oladipo is hard to recommend in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo participated in everything except scrimmage in the Pacers' practice on Saturday.

    Victor Oladipo was able to participate in most of the Pacers' first practice of training camp. Domantas Sabonis said "It looks like he never left" when asked about Oladipo. There is still no firm timeline for Oladipo's return and we cannot recommend drafting him in the mid-rounds of fantasy drafts.

    Source: Indy Star

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo has high hopes he will return to his all-star form but still hasn’t set a target date for his return.

    Myles Turner is hopeful Oladipo is able to return in December or January. At the Pacers' media day, Turner said , 'I’ve heard some people say after the All-Star break, but I just know how Vic’s wired…He’s been attacking the whole process. He’s already doing stuff on the court.' That said, the Pacers will not rush him back as they have mentioned that, 'The timeline with this group is not really about just this season but the next couple of years.' Oladipo is a risky pick in fantasy drafts and we would recommend looking elsewhere until we have a more concrete timeline on his return.

    Source: Indy Star

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Coach Nate McMillan said that Victor Oladipo (knee) probably wouldn't play on opening night.

    Videos have surfaced this summer of Oladipo doing on-court work, and by all accounts, he is progressing well. Coach McMillan said that Oladipo isn't playing live yet and it would seem he still has hurdles to climb. Even when Oladipo does return, he will likely be facing minute restrictions and frequent days off, at least initially. Jeremy Lamb figures to be the biggest beneficiary of Oladipo's absence.

    Source: NBA

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo had little to say about his rehab process (ruptured quad tendon) at his basketball camp in Indiana.

    We weren't expecting earth shattering details while Oladipo was busy overseeing his basketball camp, but more information about the Pacer would be most welcome. It is hard to know what you will get from Oladipo on draft day, but you have to figure someone in your league will be interested in taking a gamble on him. He is still not scrimmaging with other players, and whenever he does return to game action this season, it is unlikely he will resume being a top player in the early going.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Victor Oladipo
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo is still rehabbing from his ruptured quad tendon in January, and is unsure if he will be an active participant at the Pacers' training camp when it opens in September.

    Our last update from Pacers POBO Kevin Pritchard had Oladipo aiming for December or January, and that timetable still seems doable. He is taking his leadership role seriously, connecting with the Pacers' new players this summer, and it seems likely that he will make his presence felt this year at some point. Oladipo had an outstanding campaign two years ago, but even before the injury he was a disappointment last season. Fantasy owners should proceed with caution, we may not see Oladipo's top form this year.

    Source: Indiana Pacers

  • Victor Oladipo
    G, Indiana Pacers

    Beat writer J. Michael reported on Thursday that Pacers POBO Kevin Pritchard said he is hopeful that Victor Oladipo (ruptured quad tendon) can return in December or January.

    The Pacers want to compete so this might not end up being a season-long absence, but the team will be very patient and the juice might not be worth the squeeze for fantasy owners. There will be plenty of updates over the summer and preseason to nail down a projection.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    G, Indiana Pacers

    President of Basketball Operations for the Pacers, Kevin Pritchard, told the media that Victor Oladipo (ruptured quad tendon) still has no timetable for his return.

    Oladipo is the Pacers' best player and his injury derailed their chances of making some noise in the playoffs this year as they were swept in the first round by the Celtics. The focus for Vic is to continue his rehabilitation process so that he can get back to his All-Star form. He told Pritchard that he "promised to come back 200 to 300 percent of what he was." Continue to monitor his progress to see when he will be ready to return to form as fantasy drafts approach in the fall.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    G, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo's season was cut short in late January to a ruptured quad tendon, finishing the year inside the top-50, averaging 18.8 points (.431 FG%), 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.7 steals, and 2.1 three-pointers per game in just 36 appearances.

    In what was a punch to the gut for Pacers fans to fantasy owners, Oladpio’s season-ending ruptured quad injury was easily one of the most deflating stories of the 2018-2019 season. Due to the fact he had underperformed through the games he had played, and looming doubts on how long it will take before he hits the court again, Oladipo will be among the toughest players to gauge draft-wise heading into next year.

  • Victor Oladipo
    G, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo, who underwent successful surgery at the end of January to repair a ruptured quad tendon, was in the gym taking his first steps and doing some extremely light shooting.

    It's great to see Oladipo back up and walking just six weeks after surgery. Oladipo is obviously a long ways off from the fantasy radar, but hopefully he can make it back to the court earlier than expected.

    Source: NBA TV on Twitter

  • Victor Oladipo
    G, Indiana Pacers

    Victor Oladipo (ruptured quad tendon) underwent successful surgery on Monday but has no timetable for return.

    It's good that Oladipo's surgery went well and everyone knew he wouldn't be playing for the rest of the season. He'll basically be out indefinitely and might not be back until mid-season next year if that. Hopefully Oladipo can have a speedy recovery and get back on the court in no time.

    Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter