Report: Oladipo eyes late January, early February return

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 27, 2019 07:57 AM
Oladipo eyes late January, early February return
Victor Oladipo NBA file photo

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo is targeting a late January, early February return from a ruptured right quad tendon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Oladipo figured in 36 games in the 2018-19 season before injury, averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.7 steals. He was even more sensational the previous campaign, norming a career-best 23.1 points, with 5.2 boards, 4.3 dimes, and 2.4 swipes, the latter also a personal-best.

Despite not having him so far this season, the Pacers are 21-10, winners of seven of their last 10, and tied for fifth in the East with the defending champions Toronto Raptors.

Oladipo's return would form a dynamic backcourt in Indiana with offseason signing Malcolm Brogdon.

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