Victor Oladipo broke into the All-Star radar after a stellar 2017-18 season, his first with the Indiana Pacers as a result of a blockbuster deal for Paul George.

The Indiana product impressed early in the season and managed to keep his team competitive all the way through, taking LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games during the first round of the postseason.

His trainer, the one he once texted as soon as Game 7 was over, raring to get back in the lab; said that the 6-foot-4 guard is turning into a monster player for this upcoming 2018-19 season.

Via Hoop Central:

“If you thought he was explosive last year, this year he's going to be f**king scary. He's turning into a mini-LeBron.”

Victor Oladipo garnered his first All-Star bid after posting 23.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game — well-rounded numbers that have the potential to entertain mini-LeBron comparisons as is.

In order for the 26-year-old to reach the next level, he will be tasked with taking the Pacers past the first round of the playoffs — a task that is now made easier with the additions of Tyreke Evans, Doug McDermott, Kyle O'Quinn, and rookie Aaron Holiday.

The Pacers have stealthily put solid building blocks in place to help Oladipo lead this team back to relevance in a wide-open Eastern Conference, paving the way for him to reap the fruits of his offseason labor.