Miami Heat: 3 things to watch in Victor Oladipo’s return

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Is Victor Oladipo in any kind of basketball shape?

One of the first things that will likely jump off the screen in Oladipo’s debut is whether he’s in basketball shape or not, especially with the way that Heat plays. And with Kyle Lowry out, there’s a good chance we could get a good helping of Oladipo in his debut.

I think this will be a big takeaway from his debut. If Oladipo is in good shape, it will be a good indication that we can expect him to have a decent role for the team over the final stretch of the regular season.

If Oladipo is out there struggling and clearly out of shape, it could suggest that perhaps he’s not ready to make as much of an impact as many hoped he would. We should be able to tell early on whether Oladipo is in basketball shape and what amount of rust he’ll have to overcome to make an impact for the Heat.