Victor Oladipo and the Miami Heat plan for the two-time All-Star to make his season debut on Monday against the Houston Rockets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
If Miami gets anything close to the player who was a two-time All-Star from 2018 to 2019, this could play a huge factor in deciding who comes out of the Eastern Conference.
While he struggled with his explosiveness and efficiency last season, it's worth noting that Oladipo still averaged 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.3 steals in 29 total games with the Rockets and Indiana Pacers last year.
Over the course of his eight-year NBA career, Oladipo has averaged 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.6 steals on .438/.347/.791 shooting splits.
He is a two-time All-Star, and he won the NBA's Most Improved Player award in 2018 (while also leading the NBA in steals and earning a spot on the NBA All-Defensive First Team).