Pacers G Oladipo out until December or January

Field Level Media

June 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm.

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo will miss the start of the 2019-20 season as he recovers from a ruptured right quad tendon, team president Kevin Pritchard said Friday.

“He might be out a little bit,” Pritchard told the Indianapolis Star. “I’m hopeful he’ll be back December or January.”

The two-time All-Star injured the tendon in his right knee in a Jan. 23 win against the Toronto Raptors and had surgery later that month.

Oladipo, 27, averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 36 starts before the injury.

Oladipo was the league’s Most Improved Player in 2017-18, also earning first-team All-Defensive and third-team All-NBA honors that year.