Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis were traded to the Pacers for Paul George on Friday, Sam Amick of USA Today reports. The Thunder were not considered a viable suitor for George, who recently became available on the trading-block, but the two teams struck a deal. Oladipo and Sabonis were traded to the Thunder last season before free agency. Oladipo struggled to find a role in the Thunder's offense all season, as the ball-dominant Russell Westbrook had a historic season statistically. The Indiana product will look for a fresh start in the state he went to college. The Pacers appear likely to lose point guard Jeff Teague in free agency also, so Oladipo will be heavily relied on heavily in the team's backcourt entering the year. He figures to be primed for a career season, and could see his career averages of 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game all increase.
Oladipo provided a team-high 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go with nine rebounds and six assists across 34 minutes in a 100-98 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday. With backcourt mate Russell Westbrook (rest) sitting the game out, Oladipo was the Thunder's go-to playmaker on the night, and it unsurprisingly helped him turn in his highest marks in points, rebounds and assists in any of the last four games. The ball was also in his hands with the game on the line, and Oladipo rose to the occasion by hitting a tie-breaking jumper with 6.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Thunder their 47th victory of the season. It wasn't all great for Oladipo, who had a season-high eight turnovers in the win, but the strong shooting night should at least help restore some confidence heading into the playoffs.
Oladipo posted just seven points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-5 FT) with three rebounds over 27 minutes in Friday's 120-99 loss against the Suns. Oladipo is averaging just 10.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds over his past three outings, each well below his season totals. His shooting woes even seeped into his effort at the free-throw line, as he misfired four times in five tries from the stripe. The former Indiana University standout is struggling down the stretch for OKC and his fantasy owners.
Oladipo recorded 19 points (6-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 113-101 loss to the Hornets. Oladipo is averaging 2.4 threes per game (on 46.7 percent) over the last 13 contests, and this has been his best outside shooting display since he made 2.5 per game (on 44.2 percent) in November. This was also the first time since November that Oladipo dropped six dimes, which is not that surprising since Russell Westbrook initiates most of the offense. Nevertheless, fantasy owners may have been hoping for more production from Oladipo in the assist department after he handed out at least six helpers four times over an eight-game span back in November.
Oladipo scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals across 33 minutes during Monday's 111-95 loss to the Warriors. Oladipo got off to a slow start as the visitors raced out to a 20-point halftime lead, but he upped his productivity in the second half and finished with a useful stat line. This was a nice bounce-back performance after a nine-point, four-rebound clunker in Saturday's game against the Kings and he has now scored at least 16 points in six of seven games since returning from a back injury. Oladipo is also shooting 49.5 percent from the field over that stretch, averaging 2.7 treys per game, and seems to have hit his stride since returning to the lineup.
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