Indiana Pacers G Victor Oladipo is on track to return in late-January or early-February, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Christmas Day.
ESPN Sources: Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo hopeful for a late January/early February return from ruptured quad tendon: https://t.co/jr3WipSrrH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 25, 2019
Oladipo ruptured his quad tendon and has been sidelined for the entire season so far. The Pacers have been fine without the All-Star, carried by the play of Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis. But getting a player like Dipo back into a lineup that is top 5 in the East would be nice for Indiana.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Indiana Pacers SG Victor Oladipo
This is a welcomed return for Dipo owners in season-long fantasy basketball. I’d imagine Oladipo will be a bit limited early in his return, which likely won’t be for another month anyway. But it’s still good to get him back in your lineup. I imagine he’ll go back to starting in place of Jeremy Lamb at SG in the backcourt with Brogdon. It’s a bit of a hit to Brogdon’s fantasy value overall, but he should still rack up assists. Sabonis will be needed less on the offensive end once Dipo is up to full speed.