Indiana Pacers: 3 interesting statistics from last season

Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Indiana Pacers, Victor Oladipo
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Victor Oladipo had his worst season with the Indiana Pacers

Coming off of injury, Victor Oladipo never seemed to get back to his old self in 2019-20. While facing a minutes restriction for most of his return, Oladipo posted career lows in rebounds, steals, and blocks. He also had his lowest totals since joining the Pacers in points and assists.

His 39.4 percent shooting and 31.7 percent from beyond the arc were also career lows. Oladipo never quite looked like himself, which is to be expected immediately upon return from injury.

To continue the trend of per 36 minutes, Oladipo was still not posting the numbers we have become accustomed to. Since he played on a minutes restriction, this is a good way to see how he played in comparison to his other seasons.

Oladipo shot more threes than ever before when he returned, but had far less success. He averaged 7.1 three-point attempts per game while shooting just 31.7 percent. He only added 3.8 assists per 36 minutes, the lowest number since he arrived in Indiana. To make matters worse, Oladipo averaged 3.2 turnovers per 36 minutes, his highest rate since his rookie season.

Missing shots, not finding open teammates, and turning the ball over at a high clip slowed the progress of the promising guard.

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