Victor Oladipo is the biggest surprise this season after being traded from the Thunder at the beginning of the season to Indiana. Oladipo wasted no time and produced the best number in his entire career while at the same time leading a Pacers team to the playoffs where they fell short in 7 games vs Cavs and a marvelous LeBron James.
Following Sunday's Game 7 defeat, Oladipo told reporters he believes the Pacers have "earned our respect from everyone," per Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver.
Minutes after being eliminated from the postseason, Victor Oladipo was ready to get started for next year.
The Indiana Pacers star's trainer, David Alexander, posted a text from the guard Sunday immediately after the Pacers' Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers:
He then led his Pacers to a Game 7 in the first round against LeBron James and finished the game with 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Oladipo finished the series with 22.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
If you're a Pacers fan, you couldn't ask more from your superstar since he's ready to take his game to the next level in the following season.