The drama surrounding Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers was finally put to rest. Oladipo was quickly sent to the Houston Rockets after they unloaded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. The drama might not be over just yet. Houston could choose to trade Oladipo once again prior to the NBA trade deadline. Could the Los Angeles Lakers be a suitor?
This all depends on their intention with the two-time NBA All-Star moving forward. Oladipo has one year left on his contract and is coming off a major knee injury. The Rockets signed Christian Wood in the offseason and acquired John Wall in a trade involving Russell Westbrook. These players are the backbone moving forward. They will have to decide what they want to do with Oladipo soon.
There is no better team to go to right now than the Los Angeles Lakers. They are set up in a great position to win their second championship in a row behind the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Both players signed extensions in the offseason which means the Lakers are looking to put together the next great dynasty.
Los Angeles signed Montrezl Harrell in free agency and made a trade for Dennis Schroder with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is clear that they are interested in improving and Oladipo would be a big improvement on the wing.
This would create a big three in Los Angeles and make them even more of a favorite than they already are. Let’s take a look and see what it might take to land Oladipo in Los Angeles.