Miami Heat All-Star guard Victor Oladipo out for the season with quad injury

The Miami Heat got an entire four games from All-Star guard Victor Oladipo after acquiring him from the Houston Rockets during the March 25 NBA trade deadline.

That’s going to be the extent of his contributions to the reigning Eastern Conference champions with the regular season coming to the close and the NBA Playoffs slated to start here soon.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Victor Oladipo will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right quad tendon.

This is just a brutal blow for a Heat team that has been clicking in recent weeks after some major injury and COVID-related issues earlier in the season.

As for Victor Oladipo, the 29-year-old impending free agent ends his 2020-21 campaign having appeared in a grand total of 33 games in stops with the Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat. This is obviously going to have an impact on his free-agent market.

There’s still a good chance Oladipo returns to the Heat once free agency opens. The two were linked to one another on a never-ending loop before the aforementioned trade came together.

Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo out for the season
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4) dunks on a fast break during the first quarter of a game against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Miami sits at 38-31 and just recently clinched a spot in the NBA Playoffs. If the season were to end today, it would take on the upstart Atlanta Hawks in the first round. It’s in this that the likes of Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson must step up in Oladipo’s stead moving forward.

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