It seems that the Indiana Pacers are in great difficulties after their star guard Victor Oladipo decided not to take part in the upcoming NBA restart in Orlando. In contrast to other players who are unwilling to participate due to the ongoing pandemic situation, Victor Oladipo Not Playing in Orlando, Wants to Fully Recover His Knee and have his quadriceps get fully recovered.
Moreover, Pacer’s guard further explained that even though the player wishes to help his teammates, but as of now it is most appropriate for him to just sit out and recover 100%.
As per previous records, Oladipo had made a comeback after his severe injury and had also played thirteen games until the hiatus, but as it happened that the 28-year-old could not provide his usual figures. The former All-NBA had posted 13.8 points 3.2 boards and 3 assists in just twenty-five minutes per night while hitting 39.1% in the field.
Before the pause, it was only in the few appearances that the player had clearly displayed and indicated his overall capability. He was capable of smashing twenty-seven buckets against the Boston Celtics but unfortunately, the NBA had stopped shortly afterward.
According to s statement released by Victor Oladipo, he stated that as a competitor and a teammate this whole thing is tearing him apart but it is also that he truly believes that continuing on the course that he is on and getting fully recovered for the 2020-21 season is the right decision for him as of now.
Oladipo had reportedly ruptured his quadriceps tendon and keeping in mind that he is absolutely one of the most physical players present in the league and that he possesses some fantastic athleticism, it is of utmost importance that the star player gets properly recovered in this case.
The Pacers currently hold the position of No. 5 in the East with having thirty-nine wins and twenty-six defeats and were in an excellent momentum at the moment once the pandemic broke out. In the present scenario, Indiana nurtures the same record as the 76ers and the ones who lie far behind these two sides are the Nets and the Magic, who particularly do not seem to have any chance to jump over them. However, the Miami Heat who is on the fourth position is just two games away while Boston sits at 4.5 matches.
Even when Oladipo was present, the team was playing fairly well and solid along with several players who had stepped in to fill in the gaps being created during his absence. Guys like Domantas Sabonis, TJ Warren, Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner, all of them were excellent.
Oladipo who was picked by the Orlando Magic was the second overall pick in the 2013 draft. He had spent three years there before he was shipped to Oklahoma City in a trade and just after one year he was traded again, and this time to Indiana where he played college.
As per his record, he is a two-time NBA All-Star selection, one All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Defensive first team, and also the most improved player for the 2018 season.