The Miami Heat are always a team to fear in the East. So long as they have Pat Riley and Eric Spoelstra, they can recruit, sign, and keep star players for the franchise.
Just one summer after signing Jimmy Butler, could they already have eyes on their next target? According to SB Nation’s Caitlin Cooper, Victor Oladipo has serious ties to the organization.
I’m doing my best haha. You two know far more than me so I’m just not making assumptions. Obviously it’s about Vic and Miami, but idk if that’s implying that it’s because of the mutual interest between the two parties or just that they might even be remotely related
— Aj Reese (@ajreese1313) July 8, 2020
I have no sources on this, AJ. Just underscoring that the chain of communication has been weird & there are plenty of dots to connect between him-Miami (i.e. cap space, Dwyane Wade, where he rehabbed and is part owner of a gym, their rumored interest, etc.)
— Caitlin Cooper (@C2_Cooper) July 8, 2020
In the tweet, she points out several connections, including DWade, personal history, and rumored interest by Miami.
Needless to say, he’d be a pretty big get for the franchise. Oladipo is one of the best young scorers in the league, who is averaging 17.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.9 assists on 44.1% shooting.
Alongside Butler, Bam, and a slew of talented role-players, they could be among the favorites to win the chip. It’s up to Pat Riley and the rest of the front office to do their job and get things done.