Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo (Victor Oladipo) will increase training activities next week to test his body before deciding to return to the court for the rest of the season.
While talking to ESPN on Saturday, Oladipo expressed his physical feelings.
“I feel much better,” Oladipo told ESPN.
“I know that the special situation I am in may bring risks-too long downtime, and trying to increase the slope at such a rapid rate. I just want to be smart, nothing more.”
Oladipo appeared in 13 games this season. His right knee was torn and injured. He continued to be injured in the January 2019 game.
The 28-year-old player returned to the field about a full calendar year after his injury this season, averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists, but he recently admitted that he was not healthy after returning.
The league sets the deadline for players to be June 24 to inform their teams whether to participate in the restart of the game.
Oladipo needs to consider many factors in his decision, including his long-term prospect of becoming a free agent in 2021.
The luxury of the Pacers is that they can give Oladipo more time to heal and keep him in an active lineup until they decide on the best course of action to move forward.
The Pacers are currently at 39-26, ranking fifth in the Eastern Conference.