Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo has expressed interest in playing elsewhere next season. The Pacers could be set to retool their roster once they hire a new head coach. Surveying contenders in the trade market, the Boston Celtics could make sense as a landing spot for Oladipo.
In recent weeks, Oladipo was linked to the Celtics in a trade that could involve Gordon Hayward.
On the surface, there are multiple dots to connect here, especially pertaining to an Oladipo-for-Hayward swap.
But Hayward alone will not be enough for Indiana to part with Oladipo, even if he truly wants a trade.
Let’s take a look at a hypothetical trade that could send Oladipo to Boston, and discuss it for both teams.