Victor Oladipo has been struggling over the last few seasons in the NBA. At one point, Oladipo seemed destined for superstardom in the NBA. But after one injury, Oladipo has struggled to replicate his earlier form. Since his injury, Oladipo has gone from the Pacers, the Rockets, and the Miami Heat. But a season-ending injury with the Heat ruled him out as a potential option to come back next season. With doubts over Oladipo's future, the market for him is quite small so far. Oladipo doesn't have a lot of options in this free agency period. And it appears he is ready to take some drastic measures in order to get himself a team to play for next season.
According to reports, Victor Oladipo is ready to take a minimum contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Oladipo is willing to forgo his potential earnings to join the Lakers as they pursue yet another NBA Championship. The Lakers already have three superstars in LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. The combination of the three means that the Lakers do not have a lot of flexibility when it comes to the salary cap.
Therefore, Oladipo could be one of the options for the Lakers to pursue, with the hope that they can sign Oladipo to a team-friendly contract. Currently, the Lakers are hoping to use the heavy veteran market in free agency to help bolster their championship window for the next season. Players like Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard are expecting a chance to join the Lakers on veteran-minimum and team-friendly contracts.
Oladipo could do very well in a move to the Lakers. The pressure for his offensive output would reduce greatly, given that he wouldn't be a featured option. In fact, there may even be doubts about his starting position on the team, especially if players like Anthony and Howard arrive, as they would hold more leverage in the team than him. With the spotlight off of him, Oladipo can focus on improving his game increasing his stock in the league as he tries to revive his career.