- Pacers' Domantas Sabonis leaving NBA bubble to treat foot injury
- Should Victor Oladipo play in Orlando?
- Oladipo provides update on his status for the NBA restart
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News: 2 days agoOladipo said Tuesday that he feels much better than he did in the Orlando bubble, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports. "It's night and day," Oladipo said. "I feel a lot better. A lot stronger. I definitely feel better from in the bubble until now.
Spin: The comments are encouraging, but Oladipo will need to prove it on the floor before fantasy players are willing to fully buy back in. Oladipo has simply not looked like himself since suffering a torn quad tendon in January of 2019 -- an injury that's led to him playing only 55 games over the last two seasons. Oladipo showed some signs of improvement in the Orlando bubble, but he finished the 10-game run shooting just 39.7 percent from the floor while committing 3.3 turnovers to 2.7 assists per game.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Oladipo missed the majority of last season as he recovered from a torn quad tendon, and when he returned, he was clearly rusty and unable to produce anywhere near the level that had once made him an All-Star. There are rumors that he is unhappy with the Pacers and would like to be traded, but Oladipo has publicly denied those rumors. If healthy, he has the opportunity to bounce back as another plus scorer in the Pacers' balanced attack. He seems unlikely to regain his former primacy, but his potential to score in the upper-teens with solid efficiency and good all-around numbers make him a solid mid-round prospect, even with the injury questions.