Fantasy Slant: Pacers Acquire Victor Oladipo from the Thunder

By Vincent Frank on Sunday, July 2nd 2017
Fantasy Slant: Pacers Acquire Victor Oladipo from the Thunder

The Indiana Pacers finally pulled the trigger and moved All-Star Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday morning. They received Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis in return for the franchise-altering player. 

It was most definitely not the bounty Indiana wanted to receive after George himself told the team he was not going to re-sign with them. 

But there's a ton to look at here from a fantasy perspective. Oladipo now heads a young team in which he will be relied on to be the No. 1 scoring option. That was not the case in either Orlando or Oklahoma City for the still young 25-year-old guard. 

Last season saw Oladipo average 15.9 points while shooting at a 44 percent mark from the field. He also posted a career-best 36 percent mark from three-point range. 

Interestingly enough, the former lottery pick averaged less than 14 shots per game. That led to a solid effective field goal percentage of .510 and an average of 1.14. Not too shabby at all. 

We can fully expect Oladipo's average shots to inch upwards near 20 per game. If that's the case, it would not be an absolute shock to see him average 22-plus points for what should be a bad Pacers team. 

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