[32] Five days later, he recorded his second career triple-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a double-overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. We’ll get to that in a second, but Victor Oladipo’s saga sets up another talented star player potentially moving in the offseason, joining some other reported stars uncertain in their current situation.. Pacers Trading Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner In 3-Team Deal? Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo speaks with the reporters about rumors that he may leave the team and his state. 39 shooting guard in his class, and ESPN listed him at No. “Can I come play with y’all?” Oladipo, a DeMatha alum, said in front of his Pacers teammates, according to IndyStar's J. Michael. 2 overall pick has played his last game with the franchise. Victor Oladipo is anticipated to be one of the leagues biggest free agent’s in an extremely talented 2021 class. While his injuries are bound to slow him down, Oladipo is still an elite addition to any NBA team. [54] On March 23, in a 109–104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Oladipo extended his streak of games with at least one steal to 56 games, breaking a tie with Chris Paul and Gary Payton for the sixth-longest such streak in NBA history. Oladipo would say that in front of his teammates with the Knicks being among the teams mentioned by Michael. Or write about sports? He’s excited about the team the Pacers have, one that can “surpass” the level of energy the 2017 team had — Oladipo’s first year as an all-star. Oladipo is known for entertaining fans with exciting dunks. On defense, Oladipo has been described as a "lockdown off-ball defender who can defend multiple positions". Position: Point Guard and Shooting Guard Shoots: Right 6-4, 213lb (193cm, 96kg) Team: Indiana Pacers. Oladipo has three sisters, Kristine (1986), Kendra (1990) , who became deaf in second gra… Orlando Magic, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 2013 NBA Draft, More Victor Oladipo pages at Sports Reference. [23] During the month of February, Oladipo participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. However, the former all-star has shown the potential of being an elite two-way player. Find out more. [citation needed] Oladipo went on to finish second in the Rookie of the Year voting behind Carter-Williams. Oladipo was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Victor Oladipo requested a trade to leave the Indiana Pacers a few weeks ago. Some commentators referred to him as Indiana's "most improved player this season", and he was often cited as the team's best defender. On March 4, 2015, Oladipo scored a career-high 38 points on 15-of-25 shooting in a loss to the Phoenix Suns. Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers (Getty) The announcement comes at a time some have questioned Oladipo's commitment to the Pacers. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. “It brings so much opportunity for us to take them to the next level by using [Victor] to leverage TV deals, sponsorship deals, endorsement deals and more publicity for the team,” Henderson said. Oladipo has already suited up for the OKC Thunder, the Orlando Magic, and the Indiana Pacers in his young career. Oladipo was invited to sit in the "green room" during the draft and was selected second overall by the Orlando Magic, later signing his rookie-scale contract with the Magic on July 8. 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Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. In 25 minutes off the bench, he recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in a 101–85 win. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams of the 76ers also recorded his first career triple-double in the same game, marking the first and only time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded triple-doubles in the same game. Right, Born: Victor Oladipo: Could play back-to-backs The Pacers organization has not decided if Oladipo will be cleared to play in back-to-backs, Scott Agness of FieldhouseFiles.com reports. Click Season link for player's season game log, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com, Scores from any date in BAA/NBA or ABA history. [27] On January 12, he recorded 33 points against the Chicago Bulls and two days later recorded 32 points against the Houston Rockets to record his first career back-to-back 30-point games.[28]. [45], On July 6, 2017, Oladipo was traded, along with Domantas Sabonis, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for Paul George. It's been over two years since Victor Oladipo was able to participate in a full training camp. [38], On June 23, 2016, Oladipo was traded, along with Ersan İlyasova and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Serge Ibaka. [50][51] On December 10, he had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Pacers to a 126–116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. [57] In Game 6, Oladipo recorded his first career postseason triple-double with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 121–87 win, helping the Pacers force a Game 7. [16], As a sophomore during the 2011–12 season, Oladipo averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game (47.1% FG, 75% FT). Victor Oladipo's relationship with the Pacers made headlines once again Thursday after reports surfaced that he was heard asking opposing players if he could play with them during the season. Victor Oladipo was rumored to be a likely trade candidate when the offseason began. The Raptors and Heat were also pointed out. Victor Oladipo. That year he was also named the winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy, given annually to the top player in men's NCAA Division I basketball. [77], Oladipo is a shooting guard who is also capable of playing point guard. The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly interested in acquiring Victor Oladipo via trade. It appears there’s a full-on breakup going on in Indy. ▪ [66] On January 4, he scored 36 points and made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to lift the Pacers to a 119–116 win over the Chicago Bulls. [5][12] As a senior, he averaged 11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. [19] Among Wooden Award finalists, he had the best net rating, which is the difference between points produced and points allowed per 100 possessions. us, High School: 0. [3] He also appeared as the Thingamajig on season 2 of The Masked Singer, finishing in 5th. He was projected as a top-15 pick by ESPN and CBS Sports. [75], Oladipo initially announced that he would sit out during the restart of the NBA season,[76] but ultimately committed to play after continued rehab of his quadriceps tendon. Player stats broken down into various categories; i.e. Home Indiana Pacers 4 intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade 4 intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade. He was named the Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, the National Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News. That is precisely what appears to be happening with guard Victor Oladipo and big man Myles Turner. [81] He has the quickness to guard point guards and the strength and athleticism to guard a forward if caught in a mismatch. According to … [13] He earned his first career start against Penn State on December 27 and responded with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 27 minutes of action. "[80] His offensive proficiency improved as his outside shooting range improved each year of his collegiate career. Milwaukee Bucks. [9], After playing CYO basketball at St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Maryland,[10][11] Oladipo played high school basketball at DeMatha High School, also in Hyattsville. Oladipo, who has been named a two-time All-Star and made the All-NBA team in 2018, is a defensive-oriented wing who in the 2017/2018 campaign upped his … Report: Victor Oladipo to other teams — ‘Can I come play with y’all?’ The Pacers star guard reportedly made the comment to multiple teams during the season in front of teammates. [2] Oladipo was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic and went on to be named to the NBA All-Rookie first team. Data Provided By Victor Oladipo will be among the most interesting names to keep an eye on this offseason, as the Indiana Pacers guard could be on the move. [81] His athleticism and anticipation makes it hard to set a screen on him. Oladipo's play was uneven after returning from injury this year, and given his history, those concerns would transfer to a new team." [78] Indiana coach Tom Crean would frequently attribute Oladipo's success to his extreme work ethic and pre-game preparation of reviewing film. 1992 [34] Oladipo continued coming off the bench following this performance, averaging 17.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.4 blocks over his first eight games off the bench. [63][64] He missed 11 games with the injury,[65] returning to action on December 12. If Oladipo is fully healthy, he can be an elite option. All rights reserved. The team … Victor Oladipo's agent came to his defense after some troubling rumors surfaced regarding his conversations with other players. 1 ranking awaits college basketball's most entertaining team", 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Victor_Oladipo&oldid=993634233, All-American college men's basketball players, Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball players, The Masked Singer (American TV series) contestants, National Basketball Association All-Stars, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2× Big Ten All-Defensive team (2012, 2013). Despite all of the trade rumors surrounding him, the Pacers chose to keep him around. /VCG. Victor Oladipo trade rumors — to the Lakers, Nets, Clippers, Bucks, Knicks, and others have been mentioned — are thriving among fans and pundits.. Victor Oladipo nació en Upper Marlboro, Maryland.Su madre, Joan Amanze Oladipo, es una inmigrante nigeriana que trabajaba como enfermera. The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly pursued Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo this offseason, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. [35] On January 4, he started for the Magic for the first time since November 23. That's perfect. [36] On March 18, he scored a career-high 45 points in a 109–103 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the ninth player in franchise history score 40 and the first Magic player to do so since Arron Afflalo in December 2013. in Silver Spring, Maryland DeMatha in Hyattsville, Maryland, Draft: [44] On March 7, 2017, Oladipo returned to the starting lineup after missing six games with back spasms and scored 16 points in a 126–121 loss to Portland. [33] Oladipo averaged just 12.8 points per game over his first 12 games of the season. /VCG . Oladipo is eligible for a maximum of four years and $112.9 million this offseason. [13], Oladipo chose to play basketball at Indiana University Bloomington and major in sports communication broadcasting, turning down offers from Notre Dame, Maryland, Xavier and others. A Lakers Victor Oladipo Trade Comes With Risk. Victor Oladipo trade rumors — to the Lakers, Nets, Clippers, Bucks, Knicks, and others have been mentioned — are thriving among fans and pundits.. It's been over two years since Victor Oladipo was able to participate in a full training camp. 12. It seems to be a not-so-well-kept secret that Victor Oladipo wants to get out of Indiana. There’s tons of speculation surrounding Indiana Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo this NBA offseason, with many thinking the former No. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. [39] He made his debut for the Thunder in their season opener on October 26, scoring 10 points in 26 minutes as a starter in a 103–97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale. Don’t count on Victor Oladipo to start the team with any team besides the Pacers. He also rebounds well at his position. Oladipo produced 42 more points than he allowed per 100 possessions. It's tough to stay in front of him. Point Guard and Shooting Guard USA TODAY Sports. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. November 8, 2020 TJ Porreca Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Rumors, NBA Trade Rumors Comments Off on 4 intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Jordan Heck: Victor Oladipo asked other teams “Can I come play with y’all?” in front of his Pacers teammates, per @ThisIsJMichael Oladipo was named to the Washington Post 2010 All-Met First Team and the First Team All-WCAC. by Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton November 19, 2020 November 19, 2020 2336. 41 shooting guard in his class by Rivals.com, while Scout.com listed him as the No. [49] He was subsequently named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played October 23–29. I am all for player empowerment. The team … Born: May 4, 1992 in Silver Spring, Maryland us. Oladipo and Henderson know that it will take time to build the team into what they want, and they plan to use the All-Star’s visibility to their advantage. Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. There were plenty of reports saying Oladipo wanted to play more but the training staff wouldn’t allow him to return early to not risk re-injury. home/away, monthly, etc... More Victor Oladipo Basketball Reference pages, 2019-20 Pacers The Indiana Pacers currently find themselves in a very unique position. [56] He became the fourth player in Pacers history with at least 30 points and six 3-pointers in a postseason game, joining Reggie Miller, Chuck Person and Paul George. [48] On October 29, he had 23 points and five assists and knocked down a step-back 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to propel Indiana a 97–94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Let’s take a look at four intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade this NBA offseason. The Breakers have been one … [70][71] Despite the injury-riddled season, Oladipo was selected as an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve.[72]. ▪ Are you a Stathead, too? Victor Oladipo joined the Pacers in a blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. An NBA player is making strides off the basketball court by becoming part of an ownership group that has just purchased a team in a professional basketball league. Since joining Indiana before the 2017-18 season, Oladipo has easily been the team's best player, consistently helping get the Pacers to the playoffs while proving to … Oladipo has never travelled to New Zealand but has promised to make at least one trip per year to Auckland where the team is based. He was ranked No. Don’t count on Victor Oladipo to start the team with any team besides the Pacers. [4] His mother, Joan Amanze Oladipo a nurse and father Christopher Oladipo are Nigerian immigrants[5][citation needed] Oladipo’s father is a public health executive for Prince George's County, Maryland,[citation needed] with a Ph.D in behavioral science from the University of Maryland, College Park. That is precisely what appears to be happening with guard Victor Oladipo and big man Myles Turner. Oladipo is also a singer, having released an EP, Songs for You in 2017 and his debut album V.O. During the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, Oladipo competed in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest,[29][30] finishing second in the dunk contest behind Zach LaVine. Victor Oladipo (L) of the Indiana Pacers defends LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs at … [43] He returned to action on December 31 and scored 15 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. Oladipo has already suited up for the OKC Thunder, the Orlando Magic, and the Indiana Pacers in his young career. [21], On December 3, 2013, Oladipo recorded his first career triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a double overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He initially opted … the official stats partner of the NBA. [24], On October 24, 2014, Oladipo was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice the previous day. Let’s take a look at why that is a bad idea. [5][6] Oladipo has three sisters, Kristine (1986), Kendra (1990)[7], who became deaf in second grade,[8] and twin sister Victoria. His mother, Joan Amanze Oladipo a nurse and father Christopher Oladipo are Nigerian immigrants Oladipo’s father is a public health executive for Prince George's County, Maryland, with a Ph.D in behavioral science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Su padre, Christopher Oladipo, nativo de Sierra Leona, es un ejecutivo de salud pública para el Condado de Prince George (Maryland), con un doctorado en ciencias del comportamiento de la Universidad de Maryland, College Park. According to a new report, Oladipo was overtly asking players on other teams … [citation needed] At the end of the regular season, Oladipo ranked fourth in the country in field goal percentage (61.4), on pace to have the highest field goal percentage by any guard since the 1996–97 season. In conference honors, he was named a unanimous pick to the first-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media, and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the year. [58] The Pacers went on to lose Game 7 to bow out of the playoffs despite Oladipo's 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals. [60] Also in 2018, Oladipo was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. On offense, Oladipo is capable of aggressively and quickly driving to the basket, aided by his leaping ability. [40] On October 31, he signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension with the Thunder. [52] He was subsequently named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played December 4–10. After reports suggested Victor Oladipo could be a trade target of contending teams around the league, the two-time All-Star has rejected those claims according to recent reports. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. He played in 75 games that year, leading the league in … He also hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send the game into double overtime. “For now, I'm just focused on being me. [59], On June 25, Oladipo was named the NBA Most Improved Player for the 2017–18 season. Victor Oladipo SG: Upper Marlboro, Maryland DeMatha Catholic HS: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Sep 7, 2009 Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN: ESPN grade: 90 Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6 (school) Rivals: 41 (SG); 144 (national) Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight. explosive."[79]. According to the Indy Star's J. Michael, Oladipo reportedly asked numerous teams if he could join them instead of playing for the Pacers. While that’s still up in the air and nobody knows for sure what the team does with their superstar, a recent report doesn’t make it sound as if Vic really wants to stick around. Victor Oladipo reportedly would frequently ask other teams if he could “come play with y’all” during games last year. 12/01/2020, 9:33 PM That’s what Victor Oladipo said — in front of Indiana Pacers teammates — increasing the agitation with the star guard in the locker room, three league sources with direct knowledge of … "[18] Due in part to Oladipo's leadership, the Indiana Hoosiers finished the 2012–13 season as the outright Big Ten champions. According to IndyStar’s J. Michael , the Pacers have discussed possible scenarios that would send both players elsewhere in 3-team deals. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) More from Yahoo Sports: Nicklaus declines to talk Trump at Masters after pre-election endorsement. [41][42] A right wrist injury in mid-December forced Oladipo to miss nine straight games. He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers, where in the 2012-2013 season he was named the Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, the Co-NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and a first-team All-American by the USBWA and Sporting News. At the conclusion of his junior year, Oladipo racked up numerous awards. [13], On April 9, 2013, at a press conference with Tom Crean, Oladipo announced his decision to forgo his senior season at Indiana and enter the 2013 NBA draft. We’ll get to that in a second, but Victor Oladipo’s saga sets up another talented star player potentially moving in the offseason, joining some other reported stars uncertain in their current situation.. 144 overall and the No. Home Indiana Pacers 4 intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade 4 intriguing teams who should take a shot at a Victor Oladipo trade. It appears there’s a full-on breakup going on in Indy. Victor Oladipo denies a report that he asked players on other teams about joining them last season. VicOladipo, Position: It was also the first time that two opponents had recorded triple-doubles in the same game since Caron Butler and Baron Davis had done so on November 23, 2007. In 34 minutes of action, he recorded a team-high 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. According to a report by the Associated Press (via NBA), Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo has made some basketball history. Victor Oladipo's agent, Aaron Turner, squashed rumors that the Pacers star asked opposing players during games if he could join their teams. On November 12, 2019, the Indiana Pacers announced that they had assigned Oladipo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants[73] while waiting for his knee to heal; he was recalled to the Pacers the same day, following practice with the Mad Ants. Join our linker program. Jordan Heck: Victor Oladipo asked other teams “Can I come play with y’all?” in front of his Pacers teammates, per @ThisIsJMichael Complete with drama. [31], On October 25, 2015, the Magic exercised their fourth-year team option on Oladipo's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season. Oladipo's agent denies report that he asked to play with other teams originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. (45-28, 4th place in NBA Eastern Conference), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 4:30AM. [26] He made his return from injury on November 14 wearing a facial protection mask as he made his season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks. The latter two certainly make sense, as they are among the best teams in … On January 29, 2020, he made his return to the NBA, 371 days after being injured. Shoots: Following a victory by Indiana over #1 ranked Michigan, coach John Beilein remarked, "I've seen a lot of players. While teams have been linked with the Indiana Pacers star, some reports have focused on Oladipo not wanting to play for the team. College: Indiana Oladipo would be a fit on a few different contenders, as he could be the missing piece for a team looking to get over the top. Complete with drama. Victor Oladipo has proven himself to be a star while in Indiana although things haven't exactly worked out the way he would have hoped for. [18] Midway through the season, ESPN reporter Eamonn Brenann wrote, "In 2½ seasons in Bloomington, Oladipo has morphed from a raw athletic specimen to a defensive specialist/energy glue guy – he became a hit with IU fans for holding his hand in front of his face after dunks at home, typically after a steal he himself created – into a sudden, stunning, bona fide collegiate star. While his injuries are bound to slow him down, Oladipo is still an elite addition to any NBA team. Coming off the bench for the Pacers, he scored 9 points in 21 minutes of playing time, including a game-tying three-pointer, in an overtime win over the Chicago Bulls. 53 at his position. Oladipo has just one year remaining on his contract before he’s set to reach free agency in 2021. [17] The team earned a #4 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and defeated New Mexico State in the second round. [20], When the 2013 rookie class convened for its annual photo shoot and filled out its NBA.com Rookie Survey, the class voted Oladipo as the best defender, the co-favorite 2013–14 Rookie of the Year (with C. J. McCollum), the co-favorite to have the best career (with Kelly Olynyk) and second-most athletic (behind Tony Mitchell). Victor Oladipo has proven himself to be a star while in Indiana although things haven't exactly worked out the way he would have hoped for. On other teams about joining them last season athleticism and anticipation makes it hard to set a screen him... 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