Given the Boston Celtics’ flameout in the Eastern Conference Finals, could disgruntled Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo be a trade target?
Things went very differently for the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers during the one-of-a-kind postseason, but the end result was ultimately the same: an early exit out of the Lake Buena Vista bubble in Walt Disney World.
While the Pacers were swept out of the first round of the playoffs, and then fired their head coach, the Cs made a run to the Eastern Conference Finals and came within two games of a magical Walt Disney World matchup between the league’s two most winningest franchises.
The two teams do share synergies in the form of losses to the Miami Heat, and they may soon share more this offseason:
Victor Oladipo has one year remaining on his contract with the Indiana Pacers, but he is reportedly “looking to move on” this offseason, according to Jared Weiss of The Athletic.
Weiss speculated the guard could be part of a trade with the Boston Celtics, sending Gordon Hayward near his home in Indiana in a package that also includes draft picks.
This is great news since the majority of you seem to want to see Oladipo in green and white in 2020-21:
— Hardwood Houdini (@HoudiniCeltics) September 28, 2020
Come along as the Houdini breaks down two different trade proposals to land the All-Star shooting guard: