|2013 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 2nd overall by Orlando.|
|7th July, 2013||NBA||Signed four year, $21,487,441 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.|
|26th October, 2014||NBA||Orlando exercised 2015/16 team option.|
|25th October, 2015||NBA||Orlando exercised 2016/17 team option.|
|2016 NBA Draft||NBA||Traded by Orlando, along with Ersan Ilyasova and the draft rights to Domantas Sabonis (#11), to Oklahoma City in exchange for Serge Ibaka.|
|31st October, 2016||NBA||Signed a four year, $84 million extension with Oklahoma City.|
|6th July, 2017||NBA||Traded by Oklahoma City, along with Domantas Sabonis, to Indiana in exchange for Paul George.|
|2010 - 2013||Indiana (NCAA)|
|June 2013 - June 2016||Orlando Magic (NBA)|
|June 2016 - July 2017||Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)|
|July 2017 - present||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
SG, 6’4, 210lbs, 24 years old, 4 years of experience
A mediocre debut Thunder season across the board for Oladipo, who seems like a weird pairing with Westbrook. His three throw rate plummeted as he tried to become more of an outside shooter to suit Russ’s needs, with some results to be seen in a 36.6% three-point shooting rate, yet in driving less and facilitating less, he is only taking fewer risks by making less happen. At a time that he is about to start an enormous contract, he is shrinking his game. Even when playing alongside the second unit, who needed all the shot creation they could get, Oladipo focused more on being a shooter. He needs to stay aggressive, even when that aggressiveness yields mistakes. And not aggressive as in “take bad shots” aggressive, like in the playoffs. Aggressive as in drawing the defence, kicking, defending, cutting and running.
Player Plan: Beginning a four year, $84 million extension this summer, yet always felt more like a “best piece we can get” acquisition rather than a targeted piece for the future, and looked as much in his only Thunder season so far. The contract will deter some teams, but if his future is not alongside Westbrook, the process of finding a trade for him may as well start now.
July 9, 2013
Oladipo will play point guard for Orlando, in accordance with their belief that he can become one down the road. This seems odd on paper. His body type and athletic profile is nigh on perfect for the two guard spot, a position for which he also already has the prerequisite skills and provenly effective defense. Perhaps, then, he is instead merely working on his ball dominance in a Paul George/Dwyane Wade fashion. It will be seen how far he has to go with this, as he had little opportunity at the bizarrely coached Indiana Hoosiers.