The Indiana Pacers came into the offseason with a ton of rumors surrounding former All-Star shooting guard Victor Oladipo. Even though he is still coming off of a gruesome quad injury, he could be moved. Could the Orlando Magic be a potential destination for him?
Reports broke this offseason that Oladipo was asking other teams to come get him in the offseason. He denied those reports, but the Pacers have some serious soul-searching to do. They could opt to keep him around to start the season and see how it looks, but a trade could still be an option.
If the Pacers are open to dealing Oladipo, the Magic would be a team to watch. Evan Fournier has been looking for a way out of town. A swap of the seemingly disgruntled shooting guards could make sense.
Oladipo ended up playing in 19 games and starting in 16 of them after returning from his injury. He averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. In addition to those numbers, he shot 39.4 percent from the floor and 31.7 percent from the three-point line.
On the other hand, Fournier ended the season averaging 18.5 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.6 rebounds. He shot 46.7 percent from the floor and 39.9 percent from the three-point line. Those numbers show why this trade could make sense.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at how a potential swap between the Pacers and Magic for Victor Oladipo could work.