Miami Heat: What’s The Ideal Victor Oladipo Scenario?

Victor Oladipo (4) of the Miami Heat drives to the basket during the first half against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo (4) of the Miami Heat drives to the basket during the first half against the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are in a situation to make improvements and they can do it from both an internal and from an external perspective. While everyone is still on Kawhi Watch, staved off once more as the Clippers were able to get one against the Jazz on Saturday night, there are also a few other guys who could come in to help Miami.

Among those names are: Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Lowry, Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay, and others, but those are just a few that have already been mentioned around these parts. With those names that would come from other teams or places to consider though, there are also a few that are already associated with Miami.

While it’s highly unlikely that Kendrick Nunn returns to Miami, there is still a chance, an extremely small chance. On the other side of “extremely small” is “highly likely” though and that’s where Duncan Robinson stands.

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The Miami Heat have decisions to make this offseason, but one thing they must get right is the Victor Oladipo situation, which means bringing him back.

It should be all but confirmed that the Miami Heat will do whatever is necessary to bring him back this offseason. Since “fit” is most important for him, the Miami Heat should immediately, vastly, and have the ultimate leg-up on any competition to sign him, since they not only discovered him but helped him become the shooter and player he is.

They aren’t even the biggest ones though. Though not the player he has been, as of now with all of the uncertainty tied to his injuries, Victor Oladipo can still be an impactful player when he’s right.

He just hasn’t been able to stay right when it mattered the most over his last few stops though. For Miami, he had only played a few games before tweaking his knee in the game where he finally looked as though he was cutting it loose.

The story is well-documented by now and no need to cry over spilled milk, but what’s the fix? Ideally, if the Miami Heat could bring him back on a prove-it deal, something in the one year for $10 million dollars or so range, that would be perfect.

The guy is going to get a shot somewhere. Some team is going to pay at least $10 million to have that shot.

Why not be the team that actually traded for him in the first place last season, the team that showed that they wanted him? If all signs are true and everything we have learned about the situation over time proves to be correct, this is how it will go.

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Dipo will be back to Miami and hopefully, his health will allow him to be all that he wants to be there. Maybe… potentially even more.