Report: ‘Not a Big Secret’ That Victor Oladipo and Miami Heat Have Mutual Interest in Each Other

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Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo recently opted out of the NBA’s restart effort in Orlando, Fla.

The news added more fuel to the fire in regards to Oladipo joining the Miami Heat in the future. In fact, two Pacers reporters confirmed that the Pacers star and Miami have mutual interest in each other.

Oladipo, 28, returned from a ruptured quadriceps tendon injury in January.

The 6-foot-4 guard put up just 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. However, rust from the injury played into his subpar performance upon returning.

The Heat are interested Oladipo, who is set to become a free agent in 2021.

After all, prior to his injury, the veteran was turning into a superstar. During the 2017-18 campaign, Oladipo averaged 23.1 points, 5.2 boards, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals per contest.

The Heat and Pacers could meet in the playoffs this year. The Heat hold the No. 4 spot, while the Pacers hold the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference.

The 2019-20 season officially resume on July 30.

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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.