Since then, Oladipo hasn’t played a single game in the NBA.
But it looks like the former All-Star guard is ramping up his rehab and is heading in the right direction because he was recently signed to the Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
— NBA G League (@nbagleague) February 16, 2022
The Skyforce announced Oladipo’s signing on Wednesday and also revealed that the player would be participating in his first five-on-five court time since surgery.
This is all good news for fans of the Heat and Oladipo because he could really help the terrific team get even better.
Oladipo On The Mend
The Heat had high hopes for Oladipo but things haven’t worked out like planned.
After signing, his injuries became too much and he was forced to be sidelined to address them.
When in good shape, Oladipo is a big difference-maker on the court and can easily score double digits with quite a few rebounds too.
The hope is that Oladipo will return to his pre-injury form, which would be a major benefit to the Heat.
They could easily slide him into the rotation, as a starter or off the bench.
Oladipo’s injuries have been pretty intense, causing him to only play 52 games in over two seasons.
An initial surgery was supposed to address the problem but a second one was necessary because the first didn’t get the job done.
It now looks like the surgery worked and Oladipo is actually recovering.
That means that soon – but maybe not soon enough – he could be back on the floor for the Heat.