Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo Has Heat ‘No. 1 on His List’ if He Leaves Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are a talented team on the rise with a potentially bright future ahead. However, it remains to be seen whether star guard Victor Oladipo will be a part of that future.

Oladipo is still a year away from officially hitting NBA free agency. However, the decision time is now as he could easily leave the team without a deal when the time comes. Indiana, however, could choose to trade Oladipo if the writing is on the wall, but in the meantime, he wants a deal or he’ll try to sign with the Miami Heat, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

 

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 A source said Oladipo likes Indiana and would be happy staying there with a big new contract, but that if he were to leave, Miami would be No. 1 on his list.

But Heat interest will depend entirely on how he plays next season and Miami’s success in trying to lure a bigger fish.

Despite the fact that Oladipo showed signs of decline this past season, he is still a hot commodity in the NBA and would be a valuable addition for many teams that will almost certainly show interest in him.

 

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In 19 games last season, Victor Oladipo averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. These aren’t great numbers, but it is a small sample size due to the lack of games played.

It’ll be interesting to see how this situation in Indiana develops and what the future holds for the 28-year-old guard.

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