Victor Oladipo expects to return to lineup against Clippers

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Brady Hawk: Erik Spoelstra on Victor Oladipo: “Vic is warming up and doing everything with the intent to play tonight.” “He’s really excited about it.” Spo didn’t say minute restriction, but he’s not going to play a TON It’ll be a ramp up process
Source: Twitter @BradyHawk305

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Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees from Tuesday night’s 116-96 loss to the Pistons: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. From bad to worse in fourth quarter.
2. Tyler Herro tries to set a tone.
3. Bam Adebayo makes it a two-man game.
4. No Butler, apparently for scheduled rest.
5. Oladipo makes season debut. – 11:49 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Asked Victor Oladipo about plugging the weakness of containing the ball 1-on-1
Simply put: “Yes. Without a question.”
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/cushOQRaMo10:45 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Victor Oladipo about the team’s issue “containing the ball 1-on-1,” and if he thinks he can be someone to elevate that:
He looks, smiles:
“Yes. Without a question.”
That was the full answer lol – 10:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Victor Oladipo:
“It wasn’t the result we wanted, or that I wanted…But it just feels good to be out there.” – 10:23 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spo says he’s happy for Victor Oladipo, who made his season debut tonight. Says the minutes were fine on his body and that a minutes restriction will remain for a while. pic.twitter.com/DVBgdNEZj210:13 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: It will take more than Victor Oladipo to fix the Heat’s bench. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:52 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Herro and Oladipo racing to see who has the quicker trigger on offense. – 9:34 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Oladipo was practicing his layup technique after missing that one in transition. He checks out after his first 8 minutes of the season with 2 points. Got fouled on a transition take, rimmed out a step-back 3 and went 2/4 from the line. Solid defensively mostly in zone. – 8:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro’s tough shot making sums up that first quarter
Victor Oladipo didn’t seem to have much rust defensively, while it was in zone
Still funny that Dipo debuts, and Spo spams 2-2-1 press again lol – 8:08 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Heat 25, Pistons 20. Tyler Herro with 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field. Victor Oladipo played the final 3:47 of the first quarter, recording two points and one rebound. – 8:07 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Victor Oladipo, the 466th player to score in the NBA this season. – 7:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Victor Oladipo took a hard fall as he was fouled on a layup attempt, but he got up and hit both free throws for his first two points of the season. – 7:57 PM
Amin Elhassan @DarthAmin
Oladipo makes his season debut – 7:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Victor Oladipo enters with 3:47 left in the first quarter to a loud ovation from the home crowd. This is Oladipo’s season debut. – 7:56 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
Victor Oladipo gets a warm ovation from the crowd as he checks in for his season debut. – 7:56 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Victor Oladipo makes his season debut with 3:47 left in first period, to a warm ovation. – 7:55 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Oladipo enters – 7:55 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Victor Oladipo about to check in at the next break. – 7:54 PM
Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Victor Oladipo set to make Heat season debut tonight versus Pistons hothothoops.com/2022/12/6/2349…6:48 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s Victor Oladipo set to make season debut tonight vs. Pistons. But Jimmy Butler and four others out miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Heat on track to have 11 available players tonight, including Kyle Lowry – 6:08 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
One of the last times we saw Victor Oladipo, he did this defensively in the ECF:
pic.twitter.com/RIQw9vdIfK6:04 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Butler, Vincent, Dedmon out vs. Pistons; Oladipo back in Heat mix. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:55 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says Victor Oladipo will be on somewhat of a minutes restriction tonight, as expected. – 5:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Victor Oladipo:
“Vic is warming up and doing everything with the intent to play tonight.”
“He’s really excited about it.”
Spo didn’t say minute restriction, but he’s not going to play a TON
It’ll be a ramp up process – 5:51 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says somewhat of a minutes restriction for Victor Oladipo, “He’ll be out there.” – 5:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Gabe Vincent and Dewayne Dedmon are out, along with Jimmy Butler
Looks like Victor Oladipo warming up with the intent to play – 5:47 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Dewayne Dedmon and Gabe Vincent are out tonight.
So Jimmy Butler, Omer Yurtseven, Jamal Cain, Dedmon and Vincent out tonight.
Rest of the Heat’s roster will warm up with the intention of playing, including Kyle Lowry and Victor Oladipo. – 5:44 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
As the upgrade to “questionable” status indicates, yes, Victor Oladipo is intending to make his season debut tonight. Pregame warmup the last hurdle to clear, which is standard with the Heat. – 5:07 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
It looks like Victor Oladipo could make his season debut tonight against the Pistons. But the Heat may be without Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry. Here’s the latest update miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…3:58 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Lowry has ankle discomfort and is questionable tonight on second half of back to back. Butler out on second half of back fo back. Oladipo positioned to make season debut vs Detroit – 3:43 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry added to Heat injury report. Lowry is questionable for tonight’s game with left ankle discomfort. Jimmy Butler already ruled out on second night of back to back.
But hey, Victor Oladipo is questionable! – 3:42 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Heat Victor Oladipo (knee) is listed as questionable to play in tonight’s game vs the Pistons.
Jimmy Butler (return to competition reconditioning) has been ruled out. – 2:33 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat’s Victor Oladipo upgraded to questionable for the first time this season, could make season debut tonight vs. Pistons miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… But Jimmy Butler will be held out on the second night of a back-to-back. – 2:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler held out vs. Pistons; Victor Oladipo upgraded on Heat injury report. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… It looks like Oladipo could step in for Butler tonight against visiting Detroit. – 1:59 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler ruled out tonight (kinda expected lol)
But Victor Oladipo upgraded to questionable… – 1:42 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Victor Oladipo listed as questionable for tonight’s game vs. Pistons. Looks like Oladipo’s season debut could come tonight. – 1:30 PM
Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
Clearly, the @Indiana Pacers have the formula for winning at Golden State – sit some of the better players. They won Monday w/out Turner, Haliburton, McConnell and Duarte. They won last year w/out Turner, Sabonis and Brogdon. They won two years ago w/out Oladipo and McConnell. – 2:23 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
What the Heat missed tonight, and this could be wishful thinking, is a victor Oladipo to provide a spark off the bench. – 11:41 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat again opening with the preferred starting five of Bam Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry. Inactive are Jamal Cain, Dru Smith, Victor Oladipo and Omer Yurtseven. – 7:33 PM

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But he’s optimistic that he’s getting closer to a return. “Hopefully soon,” he said in Boston of a targeted date for his return from a left knee injury that has sidelined him since late in preseason. “I feel good, been moving a lot more. Just going to make sure it’s the right thing, the right decision collectively. I’m not going to make a decision by myself. Just going to make sure everything feels good and I can perform at the highest level.” -via Miami Herald / December 5, 2022
Oladipo has resumed practicing with the Heat, but not in full-contact sessions. Does he believe he can play in a regular-season game within a week or two? “I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll see. It’s more of a day to day thing, how I feel and what we feel makes the best sense. I trust our training staff and the people I work with as well, coming up with a solid plan and make sure I’m ready to go.” -via Miami Herald / December 5, 2022

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