We’re covered the possibility of Victor Oladipo coming to the Miami Heat a lot here. And in his recent mega-preview of the NBA offseason, ESPN’s Zach Lowe added a tidbit about Miami’s interest in the former All-Star.
Lowe said that it would not surprise him to see Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers discuss a contract extension because “some potential suitors, like the Miami Heat, have likely backed away.”
NBA offseason mega-preview: https://t.co/Bu4dJ9Wywm— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 5, 2020
A few weeks ago, Brian Windhorst discussed Oladipo on his podcast. He said that he felt “Miami has their eye on bigger fish.”
From latest Brian Windhorst pod:— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) October 19, 2020
“Oladipo has been connected to Miami for months now...my feel is that Miami has their eye on bigger fish.”
“I’m not sure that the interest from Miami is as high as the interest from Oladipo.” pic.twitter.com/UjJXpBEw5P
As I wrote last month, this is the right move for Miami. Right now, we just don’t know if Oladipo will return to his former All-NBA level production from the 2017-18 season. It’s not worth surrendering young assets for such an unknown.
With the players association recently approving a 72-game season beginning Dec. 22, the moratorium on trades is expected to be lifted just prior to the Nov. 18 NBA Draft.
The NBPA player rep vote has completed, approving a December 22 start/72-game regular season, source tells ESPN. Next up: NBA/NBPA finishes financial terms on amended CBA, which will take into next week. Expect trade moratorium to be lifted shortly prior to Nov. 18 Draft.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 6, 2020