Report: Pacers' Victor Oladipo may play in NBA restart
The Pacers may get their star back for Orlando, as Victor Oladipo is reportedly having second thoughts about opting out of the resumption. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pacers' Victor Oladipo may play in NBA restart

Ahead of the July 4 holiday, Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo opted-out of featuring in the 22-team format to crown a 2019-20 NBA champion.

It appears the 28-year-old is having second thoughts.

On Monday, The Athletic's Shams Charania tweeted that there is "growing belief" Oladipo will play, and that the guard has been an active participant in five-on-five scrimmages:

Oladipo suffered a ruptured quad in January 2019 and only returned to in-game Association action this past January. He appeared in 13 games before the NBA halted play on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Pacers enter the league's return-to-play format fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. 

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