Miami Heat: Victor Oladipo Will Be Productive, Perhaps Just Not Immediately
If his career numbers run proportional to his minutes, he would average 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal per game off the bench.
Comparing these numbers to usual backup point guard Gabe Vincent, who averages 23.6 minutes per game this season, Oladipo would average two more points, grab one more board, secure similar assists, and match his steal numbers.
The Heat have made an investment in Oladipo. Teammates want him on the court.
Once he is cleared to play, he is likely to slot right into the nightly rotation. It may take Dipo a while to find his footing.
There will be rough shooting nights and bad defensive play at the start. He won’t be an All-Star caliber player straight away.
Fans will have to weather the good, the bad, and the ugly for a bit.
By the time Oladipo knocks off the rust though, it will be just in time for the closing stretch of the regular season. At that point, Miami will have a fully healthy former All-Star to help their chase for yet another Larry O’Brien Trophy.