No. 4 best Indiana basketball NBA career: Victor Oladipo
- Drafted: 2013 No. 2 overall
- NBA games played: 504
- NBA PPG: 16.9
- 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player
- 2017-18 All-NBA
- 2017-18 All-Defensive team
- 2x All-Star
Victor Oladipo made just two All-Star games in his career, less than the Van Arsadales, but his 2017-18 season with the Indiana Pacers was a peak, much higher than either of those guys reached. In fact, it was a peak higher than most of the NBA greats of the 2000s ever reached.
After being sent to Indiana as part of the Paul George trade with Oklahoma City, Oladipo was on his third team in five seasons in the NBA, but he thrived back in Indiana. He averaged 23.1 points in the regular season and led Indiana to the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference at 48-34.
In the playoffs, he took it up a notch. The Pacers drew the Cavaliers in Round 1, but instead of rolling over, Oladipo went toe-to-toe with Lebron. The Pacers went up 2-1 and after falling down 3-2 managed to force a Game 7. Oladipo had 30 points in Game 7, but the Pacers lost by four.
That series was the height of his career, but Oladipo was an All-Star again the next season. Injuries zapped his athleticism and will ultimately shorten his career.