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Victor Oladipo Injury: Updates on Magic Guard's Wrist and Return

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo (5) reacts after an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The Thunder won 117-114.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2016

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is set to return to the lineup after sitting out due to a wrist injury.

Continue for updates. 


Oladipo to Play vs. Nets

Tuesday, March 29

Head coach Scott Skiles told reporters Oladipo is "good to go" against the Brooklyn Nets.


Oladipo Has Shown Improvement in 2015-16 

The third-year guard's 2015-16 season started in shaky fashion, as he shot 40.1 percent from the field in November and 38.4 percent in December, but he's steadily improved despite bouncing around between roles. 

So far, Oladipo has played the role of starting shooting guard and sixth man as Skiles has experimented with different backcourt pairings and lineup permutations. 

To date, Oladipo is averaging 16 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from three-point range. 

But even though his scoring and shooting numbers are down, Oladipo has proved his value time and again as Orlando's premier defender on the perimeter. 

"He is a first-team All-Defensive player," Skiles said, per NBA.com's John Denton. "Maybe somebody will call me up now and argue, but I don’t see any perimeter player in the league right now playing better than him." 

 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com

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