It'll likely be months before we see Victor Oladipo back on the court for the Pacers again, but one thing hasn't been zapped at all by his injury: his confidence.
Indiana's franchise player met with the media day and spoke about that rehab and some of the new additions to the team, including Malcolm Brogdon. However, his most interesting quote was about how this year's Pacers stack up in the conference:
That's bold. That said, given Toronto and Milwaukee's turnover, there's a feeling of wide openess in the conference. All of it is dependent on Oladipo - if he can return to his previous level, the Pacers can be in the mix. If he can't? They'll have to fast forward to 2020-21 to seriously contend.