Pacers guard Oladipo remains sidelined due to sore knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 30, 2017 08:20 AM
FILE - CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against Robin Lopez #42 of the Chicago Bulls on November 10, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has been ruled out for the second straight game because of a sore right knee.
Oladipo started each of Indiana’s first 33 games before he missed Wednesday night’s (Thursday, PHL time) 98-94 loss to lowly Dallas. Coach Nate McMillan says he also will miss Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) game at Chicago, and calls him “doubtful” for Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matchup with Minnesota.
McMillan says Oladipo “needs to rest the knee and we have to give him some time here.”
The 25-year-old Oladipo was acquired in the offseason trade that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City. He is averaging a career-high 24.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his first season with Indiana.