Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami

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Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#1 » by Jordan45822 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:18 am

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/1/13/22230340/james-harden-trade-john-wall-houston-rockets?utm_campaign=theringer&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Houston could also still flip Oladipo, who wanted out of Indiana but landed in another place he doesn’t want to be. League sources say Oladipo still hopes to find himself in Miami.


Not sure he is worth it for Miami especially if Beal becomes available (unlikely now but who knows later)
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#2 » by Gatorade Sax » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:19 am

Feel for Oladipo, he’s bounced around quite a bit considering he is actually pretty good when at his best. His injuries came at pretty pivotal points though, which sucks. Hope he keeps balling out and gets where he is happiest. Didn’t mind him in Indy.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#3 » by Winsome Gerbil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:21 am

Why is it Victor Oladipo now feels like he can pick his destination?
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#4 » by ChuckChilly » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:24 am

This guy had one really good season and it made him think he was a superstar. Amazing.
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Post#5 » by art_tatum » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:33 am

ChuckChilly wrote:This guy had one really good season and it made him think he was a superstar. Amazing.


Even then he chucked his team out of the playoffs. Indiana could've beat the cavs in game 7 and 6? If he didn't chuck and brick like 4 straight shots in the final minutes.

He's never been efficient, im not high on oladipo. Respect his swag tho haha
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#6 » by Balllin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:Why is it Victor Oladipo now feels like he can pick his destination?


Because he is a Free Agent after this season?
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Post#7 » by lambchop » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:04 am

They can get him for free this summer
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#8 » by Hangtime84 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:10 am

Victor wants to be close to the trainer that got his body right. I don’t blame him
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#9 » by BallerTalk » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:21 am

lambchop wrote:They can get him for free this summer


Definitely not for free.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#10 » by Up-And-Coming » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:34 am

Ya, I honestly can see him leave Houston and sign elsewhere in the summer. This Harden trade was more for salary relief in expiring contracts and future picks.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#11 » by Metallikid » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:57 am

Up-And-Coming wrote:Ya, I honestly can see him leave Houston and sign elsewhere in the summer. This Harden trade was more for salary relief in expiring contracts and future picks.


Honestly I'm pretty disappointed at what they decided to take. After all the bullshitting they chose not to take Simmons, the swaps are likely very little to zero value, and Philly had a greater chance of imploding and having actually good picks later on.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#12 » by MotownMadness » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:06 pm

Shut up OConnor, you told me Hayes was the next Harden
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#13 » by jk31 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:10 pm

Winsome Gerbil wrote:Why is it Victor Oladipo now feels like he can pick his destination?


Because after the season he is a free agent, who can sign whichever team he wants?
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Post#14 » by Openheimer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:11 pm

Houston is a bad team with a terrible owner
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#15 » by yoadknux » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:50 pm

He can hope... Dude is still under a contract. Vic had one extraordinary season and great series again Lebron, got injured, and then focused on developing his singing and producing career. Last year he was "too injured to play" until he realized he wasn't gonna get paid so he opted to return. And then according to reports, openly asked other teammates after games to join their team.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#16 » by Pythagoras » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:47 pm

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ChuckChilly wrote:This guy had one really good season and it made him think he was a superstar. Amazing.


Even then he chucked his team out of the playoffs. Indiana could've beat the cavs in game 7 and 6? If he didn't chuck and brick like 4 straight shots in the final minutes.

He's never been efficient, im not high on oladipo. Respect his swag tho haha


This is a bit of revisionist history. Oladipo was probably a top 15 player in the 17-18 season. And he absolutely played well in that Cle-Ind series, while delivering a very strong overall performance in game 7. Ind lost that series because Lebron went thermonuclear destroyer in that final game.

Dipo has had his career derailed by injuries as much as anything else, but he’s still a really good player who can probably help a contender.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#17 » by _qubik » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:55 pm

I hope he dont end in Miami, inefficient, injury prone guard. Miami can do better with the money he will command.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#18 » by dans1230 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Metallikid wrote:
Up-And-Coming wrote:Ya, I honestly can see him leave Houston and sign elsewhere in the summer. This Harden trade was more for salary relief in expiring contracts and future picks.


Honestly I'm pretty disappointed at what they decided to take. After all the bullshitting they chose not to take Simmons, the swaps are likely very little to zero value, and Philly had a greater chance of imploding and having actually good picks later on.

I think the point of the Oladipo move was for Hou to make another move to get more assets for him. I think they are looking to tank and try to convert some of the firsts they traded away back to them because they were protected.
IMO the Brooklyn situation is much more likely to implode than if he went to Philly.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#19 » by shi-woo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:07 pm

Ainge supposedly wanted him, and we do have that TPE that matches his Salary...

Wonder what the market will be like for Dipo, because I really don't see any interest from MIA with Herro/Duncan/Jimmy taking all the minutes at that spot.

Nuggets would be another interesting team but I think Vic is more of a super 6th man given his ball dominance and lack of efficiency.
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Re: Kevin O'Connor: Oladipo Still Hopes He Ends Up In Miami 

Post#20 » by Metallikid » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 pm

dans1230 wrote:
Metallikid wrote:
Up-And-Coming wrote:Ya, I honestly can see him leave Houston and sign elsewhere in the summer. This Harden trade was more for salary relief in expiring contracts and future picks.


Honestly I'm pretty disappointed at what they decided to take. After all the bullshitting they chose not to take Simmons, the swaps are likely very little to zero value, and Philly had a greater chance of imploding and having actually good picks later on.

I think the point of the Oladipo move was for Hou to make another move to get more assets for him. I think they are looking to tank and try to convert some of the firsts they traded away back to them because they were protected.
IMO the Brooklyn situation is much more likely to implode than if he went to Philly.


LeVert was worth more than Oladipo; Houston did it because he's a FA so either they get to bring him back cheap since he hasn't had a great season, or they let him walk and save money. They're letting themselves be flexible. In all likelihood they'll be a middling team until Wall comes off the books, but there's a slight chance that if they re-sign Oladipo for, let's just say, less than 25 mil/per, then there's a small chance a Wall/Oladipo/Wood core becomes a West playoff team and then they try to swing for the fences by moving all those picks and like Eric Gordon for a star to have them compete with. They might even be able to absorb someone like Drummond or Love from Cleveland in exchange for more picks.
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