Victor Oladipo seems like Pacers gave up on him
Victor Oladipo is having a resurgence with his new group, and part of his motivation may be to stick it to his old group.
The Houston Rockets guard dropped 25 points, 7 rebounds, and five helps in win over Portland on Wednesday. After the game, Oladipo provided an interview to TNT’s Ernie Johnson where he indicated that he felt like the Indiana Pacers offered up on him.
” It’s regrettable going through my profession, it simply feels like individuals keep kinda quitting on me,” stated Oladipo. “However it belongs of life, and I embrace it. I’m just trying to make the many of every day.”
Oladipo went from the Pacers to the Rockets in the multi-team hit trade for James Harden. The two-time All-Star guard has actually now been traded 3 times since he was drafted in 2013. As such, this might be a shot at the other groups (the Orlando Magic and the Oklahoma City Thunder) who surrendered on him also.
Obviously, Pacers fans may provide a counterpoint. To them, it probably looks like Oladipo was the one who stopped on their group.