Victor Oladipo to sit out National Basketball Association restart

Victor Oladipo to sit out National Basketball Association restart

Pacers star has chose to opt-out from the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season restart due to health concerns.

Oladipo wants to complete his rehabilitation and hopes to get back to 100 percent fitness before playing competitive games again in the 2020-21 season.

The guard, who arrived to IN back IN 2017, joined Reggie Miller, Jermaine O'Neal and Paul George as the only players IN Pacers history to make consecutive All-Star teams. He averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Oladipo returned to action in January after missing a year due to a torn quad tendon.

Since players are prone to get hurt at Walt Disney World because they haven't played in such a long time, Oladipo appears to be making the right decision since he could seriously get hurt in Orlando.

"This is not a unique situation for out team, playing without key players like Victor and Jeremy Lamb".

"A part of rehab is working your way back and getting yourself to 100%, so at the end of the day, going back and turning things up as quickly as we're about to do, and pretty much going to playoff formation and playoff games after eight games, I'm more susceptible to injury than anyone /else is". With all the variables, from how I have to construct my 5-on-five workload back again up, to the elevated danger of a smooth-tissue injury which could hold off my rehab, and the unfamiliar correct setup of the bubble, I just can't get my intellect to now being thoroughly snug in enjoying.

"This team has shown great resolve in responding to adversity and we fully expect this will be no different", Pritchard said. During his debut campaign, the 28-year-old averaged a career-high 23.1 points and led the Association with 2.4 steals per contest. His absence leaves the Indiana Pacers, the fifth-seed in the Eastern Conference, without their best player.

The first of Indiana's eight seeding games is on August 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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