For the last several months, former All-Star guard Victor Oladipo had wanted to be traded by the Indiana Pacers. In fact, he reportedly turned down a very generous contract extension offer from Indy.
Victor Oladipo turned down Indiana’s multiyear contract extension starting at $25+ million, per league sources.
After Oladipo declined to extend, the Pacers realized he was likely to leave in free agency this offseason.
Indy replaced VO with Caris LeVert, who’s signed til 2023. https://t.co/s1lFV3w34i
— Ryan McDonough (@McDNBA) January 15, 2021
Not too long ago, Oladipo was a premier guard who was known for his elite explosiveness and speed. He was named to an All-Star in 2018 and ’19.
However, he suffered a serious quad injury and was forced to miss almost an entire calendar year as a result.
Since returning to game action last season, Oladipo hasn’t really regained his old form, especially in terms of his offensive efficiency.
Reportedly, he already wants out of Houston, and he may be the Rockets’ only significant trade asset if they wish to rebuild on the fly rather than go through a long rebuilding process.