How Soon Will Victor Oladipo be Back?

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How Soon Will Victor Oladipo be Back?

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How Soon Will Victor Oladipo be Back?

 Scott Agness, from the Athletic, joins the Fan Morning Show before the Pacers first home preseason game to talk international players, the new guys and the progression of the returners.

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On Pacers approach to international players..

“One of the big things I think have been a void for this franchise is finding the international talent that is over there. I'm not talking about international players that then played four years in college, I mean just pure guys, like Porzingis who is over there and needs to be discovered by somebody.  I thought this was an area the Pacers have gotten pushed behind a little.”

On Victor Oladipo injury progression…

“This is just another step.  I thought it was important for fans to get a realistic picture of what Victor is doing on a daily basis and that is just a small window we are allowed in. He was there working on things we probably take for granted like stopping on a dime, cutting, quick moves.  So much of his game is dependent on that. I think its another step in a long process for his significant injury. He has been going through the shooting drills and non contact which is great but it doesn’t appear he is close to one on one or five on five or really any contact drills.”

Should the Pacers extend Sabonis before the season?...

“I think it is just important for the peace of mind.  That was the case for Myles Turner. I thought he was a guy for his own game sake that needed it.  It doesn't strike me as a key component to Sabonis. He doesn't care as much about the attention, the contract, or the money.  I think it would be best for him to follow the route of Turner and get a deal done before the season just for that peace of mind.”

 

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