4 reasons to trade for Victor Oladipo: Redemption
In the event the Sixers pull the trigger on this deal it would be a shot at redemption for the organization, the second reason to do this trade. It would be trying to apply what they learned from a somewhat similar situation with Jimmy Butler. Both players have (or had in Butler’s case now) questionable reliability in different ways, play similar positions, fit with the Sixers and both are free agents to be when being sought after by the Sixers.
This time would be different because there are new guys in charge in Philly. Of course, Elton Brand is still in position of power with the Sixers so he can give Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers a first hand experience of the Butler situation and what he learned from it. One thing being that the situation could play out just like Butler’s but that’s not gonna stop the team from trying to get the most out of an Embiid-Oladipo-Simmons trio. The guys would have to gel over the period of 3-4 months at least (regular season ends May 16).
At least acting on this move would benefit the team, the fans and putting small band-aids on the wounds of losing out on Jimmy Butler and James Harden. Living, learning and another chance would be the Sixers motivation in the decision making of acquiring Oladipo. The club has a puncher’s chance to win the Eastern Conference due to their play (sitting third in the standings currently) and the recent unpredictability of the conference in the previous two seasons. The Eastern Conference finals have been two different matchups in the previous two postseasons. With Oladipo, the Sixers could find themselves making it a third different matchup.