Predicting the NBA's biggest risers and fallers: This year's Victor Oladipo and Carmelo Anthony

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Predicting the NBA's biggest risers and fallers: This year's Victor Oladipo and Carmelo Anthony
Predicting the NBA's biggest risers and fallers: This year's Victor Oladipo and Carmelo Anthony

It's wild to think that one year ago, when the Indiana Pacers traded Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, the consensus was that the Pacers got hosed, even though George was presumed to be only a one-year rental for the Thunder. Then, suddenly in the perfect situation, Oladipo became an absolute star. He increased his scoring from 15.9 points per game to 23.1. He became an above-average three-point shooter and continued his rise as one of the NBA's top perimeter defenders. He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. He won the NBA's award for Most Improved Player. He ascended to superstar level. Meanwhile, the Thunder later traded for one

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