Free agents Dallas Mavericks should avoid this offseason: 2. Victor Oladipo
Oladipo looked destined to superstardom in 2018. The 25-year-old averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.4 steals per game on his way to his first All-NBA selection. Oladipo made the All-Defensive team and was a force on both ends of the floor. The Pacers pushed the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James to seven games in the first round, but could not pull off the upset.
Over the three seasons since, Oladipo has played a total of 88 regular-season games. The injuries have piled up quickly, and it appears the 29-year-old’s best basketball is behind him. Oladipo was traded twice last season and struggled to say on the court at all three stops. He had season-ending quad surgery and is set to miss significant time.
Oladipo is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and it will be interesting to see how his market develops. How much are teams willing to pay for his potential? Will the 29-year-old return to full health? What should teams expect? There are plenty of unanswerable questions.
The Dallas Mavericks should avoid Victor Oladipo this offseason. The two-time All-Star needs to prove that he is healthy and can be more than a role player before Dallas should even think about acquiring him.