Victor Oladipo ‘unlikely’ to leave the Pacers, says an NBA insider

Victor Oladipo
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Victor Oladipo will most likely remain with the Indiana Pacers and will not get traded, according to NBA insider Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

Oladipo has been linked to trade rumors, but Bontemps explained why the versatile guard is not expected to attract a lot of interest.

“I think it’s unlikely Oladipo gets traded because of how weird his past year has been. Both coming back from the injury, and frankly, not being very good after coming back from the injury.

From talking to people around the league, I don’t think his value is nearly as high as his name brand would suggest at the moment.

And I think it’s more likely that the Pacers go into the season and either hope he plays really well and they do great and he decides to stay. Or that he plays better and they maybe trade him later, when his value goes up soon,” Bontemps said, during his appearance on the The Hoop Collective with Brian Windhorst, via the RealGM.

Oladipo has one year left on his current contract with the Pacers and he will become a free agent in 2021, if he does not sign an extension.