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Rumor: Victor Oladipo looking to move on from Pacers this offseason

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The Indiana Pacers are facing a very interesting offseason ahead of them, with a few key personnel changes expected to be on the horizon. According to a new report, two-time All-Star guard Victor Oladipo might just be one of a number of players who will be on their way out of Indiana in the offseason.

This report comes via Jared Weiss of The Athletic, who in passing mentioned Oladipo’s alleged desire to part ways with the Pacers this offseason while discussing the prospect of the front office bringing Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward to Indiana:

Hayward won’t be opting out of his contract unless he has a long-term extension in place, which will be hard for a 30-year-old with a concerning injury history. Indiana is still home for the Haywards, and with Victor Oladipo looking to move on this offseason, according to sources, and Myles Turner possibly in the same boat, there could be an opportunity for Ainge to move Hayward and the abundance of draft picks in his war chest in a mutually agreeable way.

As mentioned above, Hayward is an Indiana native, so a move to the Pacers might just prove beneficial for both parties in more ways than one. However, the more concerning part here is that Oladipo seems to be on his way out.

Oladipo will be entering the final year of his deal this coming season, and there have already been plenty of rumors about his future and a potential move away from Indiana. While Pacers president Kevin Pritchard claims Oladipo wants to stick around, it’s hard to dismiss the rumors of a potential departure. Oladipo himself was noncommittal when asked about his future after Indiana was swept by the Miami Heat.

Myles Turner, who’s currently locked in a long-term deal with the team, was also mentioned in the report, and he too might no longer be a Pacer for very long.

To be clear, these are all just rumors at this point, so nothing is yet set in stone. Then again, this new report is in line with previous narratives suggesting a considerable roster overhaul for Indiana in the offseason.