Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo said his right knee felt significantly better during practice Tuesday than it did in Los Angeles two weeks ago, the last time he had tested.
“Like night and day,” Oladipo said.
Oladipo was non-committal about whether he would play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday and said he expects to be on a minutes restriction when he returns. Coach Nate McMillan confirmed both of those sentiments, listing him as questionable.
The medical staff will determine if Oladipo is ready to play, but he has not practiced in nearly a month so conditioning will also be a factor.
“I learned a lot sitting out about my team, my teammates and myself,” Oladipo said.
Oladipo came out of the Pacers’ game against the Atlanta Hawks after playing less than five minutes on Nov. 17 and has not played since. Last season, the Pacers were 0-7 in games Oladipo missed but they are 7-4 this season, including a victory in the Hawks game.