Victor Oladipo will leave the Indiana Pacers this offseason, according to several NBA executives.
The league executives believe the Pacers will trade Oladipo, who is entering the final year of his contract.
The versatile guard has already been linked to a move in the Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics.
“Gordon Hayward would return home (he was born in Indianapolis and went to high school in the suburb of Brownsburg), giving the Pacers a player to potentially replace Victor Oladipo on the wing.
Oladipo is heading into the last year of his contract, and several executives around the league believe Indiana will shop him this offseason. Boston may not have the willingness to give up the kind of assets needed to take on Oladipo, but Turner might be attainable.
Hayward may be open to a more reasonable extension in Indiana than Oladipo, who one executive noted is “looking for a max deal,” Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report reports.
Oladipo is expected to earn $21 million in the 2020/21 season.