The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers are two teams expected to be very active this offseason. Both teams know they need to make moves in order to compete in the Eastern Conference, although the Pacers are much closer than the Knicks. Unfortunately, Victor Oladipo could be on his way out of town.
Rumors have been swirling throughout the last few weeks that Oladipo is planning to force his way out of Indiana. If that is the case, the rumors have also stated that the Knicks are planning to aggressively pursue Oladipo.
During the 2019-20 NBA season, Oladipo made his anticipated return from a ruptured quad. He struggled at first, but began showing signs of life in the bubble and during the Pacers’ four-game playoff series against the Miami Heat that ended in Nate McMillan being fired.
He ended up averaging 14.5 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists. In the playoffs, he averaged 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Those numbers show enough that trading for Oladipo would still be a quality move for the Knicks.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at an intriguing swap between the Knicks and Pacers that would send Victor Oladipo to New York.