Pacers star Victor Oladipo still unsure whether he’ll play in NBA restart

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Pacers Victor Oladipo before a game against the Heat.
Jan 8, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo talks to the media during a press conference before the game against the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo initially indicated that he planned to opt out of resuming the 2019-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The All-Star seemed to backtrack when he joined the rest of his team in Florida before taking part in a scrimmage against the Portland Trail Blazers. Now, we’re not 100% sure what’s going to happen with the season slated to begin in a week.

Victor Oladipo still unsure whether he’ll play in NBA restart

Indiana currently sits at 39-26 and as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. It will likely want a final answer from Oldipo at some point soon. Though, there’s a lot more that goes into this than a perceived rift between the veteran wing and his organization.

Victor Oladipo’s injury could have an impact

The guard returned this past January after missing the previous calendar year due to a ruptured quad tendon. He played in 13 games, averaging just 13.8 points on 39% shooting, before the season was suspended back on March 11.

There’s been some question about Oladipo’s pay and whether he’d receive it if he did indeed decide to opt out of the season. That has not yet been fully settled.

Within an ear shot of a top-three seed back east, Indiana has a pretty easy go of it during the remainder of the regular season.

Indiana Pacers schedule

Aug. 1: Philadelphia 76ers

Aug. 3: Washington Wizards

Aug. 4: Orlando Magic

Aug. 6: Phoenix Suns

Aug. 8: Los Angeles Lakers

Aug. 10: Miami Heat

Aug. 12: Houston Rockets

Aug. 14: Miami Heat