Pacers Guard Victor Oladipo on Return: Taking It One Day At a Time

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Pacers Guard Victor Oladipo on Return: Taking It One Day At a Time

The two-time All-Star suffered a season-ending knee injury in January.

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's still not clear when Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will make his return to the court, but it will be at some point during this NBA season.

It's been eight months since the two-time All-Star ruptured a quad tendon in his right knee that ended his season early.

Oladipo said Friday during the team's Media Day he's feeling good with the process of his recovery.

"I'm beyond happy," he said. "Looking forward to getting back out there -- when the time is right. Just going to take my time."

Coach Nate McMillan says this year will feel like two seasons in one. 

"We'll start the season without Victor, and that team will develop a chemistry," McMillan said. "Then there will be another season with Victor, and fitting him in to what we're already doing, and that will take some time and adjusting."

The 2019-2020 regular season begins Wednesday, October 23, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, when the Pacers host the Detroit Pistons. 

(Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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