Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said that Victor Oladipo is ready to make his team debut on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.
Ira Winderman reported the news on Wednesday for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Spoelstra said that Oladipo had been dealing with a head cold, but is working out and attending Zoom meetings in preparation for his debut.
“We’ve had several Zoom sessions,” Spoelstra said, “just to review and try to fast track our system. But he’s a savvy, high-IQ veteran player. He’s going to pick up things very quickly.
“He’s been able to work out the last couple of days with Caron at the Arena, so they’ve been able to review some things, as well," he added. "I’ve talked him and we’ll see him when we get to Miami. All these circumstances are different than in a normal season, and these are just another example of how you have to adapt.”
Oladipo was acquired by the Heat at last Thursday's trade deadline for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and the Houston Rockets' rights to swap draft picks in 2022. The 28-year-old will be suiting up for his third team this season.