Pacers’ president says one player still undecided on Orlando

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The Indiana Pacers executive Kevin Pritchard revealed that one player has still not made a definite decision to play in the NBA restart.

The Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations admitted that they have given a lot of space to this one player providing him with every possible information.

“We’re giving him all the information, we’re updating him, and then it’s gotta be his decision because once you make the decision, you have to jump in both feet,” Pritchard said, according to ESPN’s Eric Woodyard. “You can’t be straddling. You either have to be in or you have to be out. Again, no judgments on either way.”

The teams have to finalize their roster list by tomorrow (1st July) with 29 days remaining for the NBA restart.

“We have to know tomorrow about every player. I think we have one that is still on the fence. The one thing with him is we’ve given him a lot of space,” Pritchard noted.

“This is a very personal decision and there won’t be no judging or any way that he goes, we want to support. Obviously we want him to play, but it’s a very individual decision and I don’t want to be the kind of leader who says, ‘you have to do it.'”

Malcolm Brogdon will join the Pacers in Orlando, despite testing positive for the coronavirus last week. Also, Justin Holiday confirmed today that he will play in the NBA season restart.

On the other hand, Victor Oladipo hasn’t clarified his playing status, as he remained sidelined for a year, before returning on the court back in December.