Oladipo breaks silence about trade with emotional letter to Pacers fans

Magic Pacers Basketball
Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 09:32:58-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo has finally broken his silence about his upcoming departure from the Indiana Pacers.

Sunday night, he released a statement on Twitter where he talked about how Indiana has been his second home since he first stepped foot on campus in Bloomington.

"The love and support I received there helped mold me into the player, and more importantly, the man I have become today. This was just amplified when I returned as a Pacer," Oladipo wrote.

He went on to thank fans for their support over the last three years.

"As I stand at the beginning of a new chapter in my career I just wanted to tell you that I will never forget the love, passion, support and encouragement I received from the people of Indianapolis and all of the great business and personal relationships I have built there and throughout the Hoosier state of Indiana."

After being traded to the Pacers in 2017, Oladipo was NBA's most improved player the next season. The Pacers traded him last week to the Houston Rockets as part of a 4-team trade. The Pacers will get Caris Levert.