With the season folding up and NBA Finals in a couple of days, offseason stories have picked up pace. The campaign for Indiana Pacers inside the bubble took a massive turn with splendid performances. The team grabbed the limelight with standout performances by Victor Oladipo and T. J. Warren.
Unfortunately, the Pacers got swept away by Miami Heat in the postseason. After a disappointing end to a promising season by the Pacers, the management dismissed Head Coach Nate McMillan from his post. Now, reports suggest that Oladipo is confirming his exit from Pacers for the next season. He has been with the franchise for the past three years, and this probably was his last run with them.
The six feet four-inch guard averaged 23.1 points per game in his first year with Indiana, and since then, has been a key contributor to the team. As the news about his exit has picked up momentum, other franchises have shown an interest in getting Oladipo on their side.
List of teams is quite long including the Knicks, Suns, Raptors, Nets, and Timberwolves. It seems like the big ones like Lakers and Mavericks are also keen on making him their option. NBA Analyst Scoop B has tweeted out these potential trade options for Victor.
The Los Angeles Lakers are quite a surprising addition to the roster. They have a well-built lineup with powerhouses such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis. To fit in Oladipo in the roster, someone will have to depart to balance the salary cap.
It’s difficult to say how things will turn out for Indiana Pacers. However, it will surely be a great opportunity for Victor to find a different team that suits his potential. But for now, the Raptors seem more likely to pick him with rumors around Fred VanVleet’s exit.
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