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Victor Oladipo’s NBA contracts

Victor Oladipo entered the NBA in 2013 with the Orlando Magic. He was the second overall pick in the 2013 draft. Since then, the Maryland native has made $84,487,440 through NBA contracts and that number is only going to rise moving forward, per Spotrac.

The first NBA contract Oladipo signed was his rookie deal with the Magic. It was a two-year, $9.74 million contract. Oladipo averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists during his rookie season while making $4,763,760.

In his second year, the scoring guard increased his points per game average to 17.9. Oladipo made $4,978,200 along the way.

It was a no brainer for the Magic to exercise Victor Oladipo’s third-year option worth $5,192,520. The explosive guard put up 16.0 points per game in 2015-16 and appeared primed to sign a rookie-scale extension with the Magic.

However, Orlando had other ideas.

In the summer of 2016, the Magic traded Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka. OKC was excited to create a Big 3 with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oladipo.

Unfortunately, KD shocked the world and signed with the Golden State Warriors in free agency. The Thunder turned around and signed Victor Oladipo to a four-year, $85 million rookie-scale extension. He wound up being Westbrook’s running mate during Russ’ MVP season.

In 2016-17, Oladipo averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. He made $6,552,960, with his extension set to kick in during the 2017-18 season. Westbrook won MVP in 2016-17 by averaging a triple-double.

However, the Thunder lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Houston Rockets. Oladipo struggled, as he finished the five-game series with averages of 10.8 points on 34.4 percent shooting from the field.

In 2017-18, Victor Oladipo was set to make $21 million. However, he wasn’t going to be getting it from OKC.

In the summer of 2017, the Thunder traded Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis to the Indiana Pacers for All-Star swingman Paul George. Oladipo had just been traded for the second consecutive offseason but he was excited for his next chapter in Indiana.

The 2017-18 season wound up being Victor Oladipo’s breakout season in the NBA. He averaged 23.1 points per game, led the league in steals per contest at 2.4, made his first All-Star team and won the Most Improved Player of the Year Award.

And remember, Oladipo did all of this while making $21 million. So clearly, the high-flyer didn’t let the money get to his head.

In 2018-19, Oladipo once again made $21 million and played in the All-Star team. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious injury in January against the Toronto Raptors and was done for the season.

The Pacers’ best player missed the first 47 games of the 2019-20 season while rehabbing his injury. Oladipo made his season debut in January against the Chicago Bulls and played in 13 games before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended due to COVID-19.

Whenever the 2020-21 season starts, Victor Oladipo is set to make $21 million. He will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2021 unless the Pacers sign him to an extension.