NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Among Other Teams Interested in Victor Oladipo




With the season folding up at the end, and NBA Finals in a couple of days, offseason stories have picked up pace. The campaign for Indiana Pacers inside the bubble took a massive turn with splendid performances. But they eventually got swept away by Miami Heat in the postseason.

After a disappointing end to a promising season by the Pacers, the management dismissed the Head Coach, Nate McMillan from his post.

Pacers grabbed the limelight for quite some time in Orlando with standout performances by Victor Oladipo and T.J. Warren. But as the reports have suggested, Oladipo is confirming his exit from Pacers for the next season. He has been with the franchise for the past three years, and probably this was his last run with them.

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The six feet four-inch guard averaged 23.1 points per game in his first year with Indiana and since then been a key contributor to the team. As the news about his exit has picked up momentum recently, other franchises seem interested in taking Oladipo on their side.

Pacers’ guard, Victor Oladipo is in demand after potential trade rumors

List of teams is quite long including, the Knicks, Suns, Raptors, Nets, Timberwolves, etc. It seems like the big ones like Lakers and Mavericks are also keen on making him their option. NBA Analyst, Scoop B has tweeted these potential trade options for Victor who would like him on their roster.

Los Angeles Lakers in these teams mentioned looks quite surprising. They have a well-built lineup with powerhouses such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis. To fit in Oladipo in the roster, someone will have to depart to balance the salary cap.

It’s difficult to say how things will turn out for Indiana Pacers. However, it will surely be a great opportunity for Victor to find a different team for his potential. But for now, the Raptors seem more likely to pick him with rumors around Fred VanVleet’s exit.