NBA Draft Kit: Victor Oladipo and Other Injured Players to Monitor
NBA Draft Kit: Victor Oladipo and Other Injured Players to Monitor

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Paul George, Clippers

George was clearly hampered by a rotator cuff issue in his right shoulder in the second half of last season, and he underwent a pair of procedures on each shoulder this offseason. To date, neither George nor the Clippers have handed down a concrete timetable. At his introductory press conference in July, George had the following to say: "There's no set date. I've been progressing really well. I'm at a great point in my rehab. We'll take our time and look forward to returning whenever that day is." Shortly after, somewhat of a consensus appeared to emerge suggesting George could miss as much as the first six weeks of the regular season, though it's very much unclear if that will be the case.

According to a report Monday from Jovan Buha of The Athletic, George has been lifting weights and going through individual drills at the team's facility, but he's yet to be cleared for full contact. Fantasy-wise, George's stock should be discounted ever so slightly given the possibility of missed time to begin the year, but it doesn't sound as though the league-leader in steals last season will be on the shelf for long.

Brandon Ingram, Pelicans

Deep vein thrombosis put an end to Ingram's final season in Los Angeles, and the condition keep him limited for much of the offseason. However, Ingram was cleared last week for full participation in the Pelicans' voluntary offseason workouts. While the blood clot issue, which affected his right

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