Oft-injured guard Victor Oladipo will remain with the Miami Heat next season after exercising his $9.4 million player option for 2023-24, ESPN and the Miami Herald reported Tuesday
Oladipo re-signed with the Heat in the 2022 offseason, with the deal eventually being re-worked into a one-year pact with a player option for a second season
Oladipo, 31, played 42 games (two starts) in the regular season before suffering a patellar tendon rupture in his left knee during Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs in April, requiring surgery.
The two-time All-Star averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game for Miami this past season.
Oladipo was a member of the Indiana Pacers when he sustained a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee in January 2019 that required a lengthy recovery and eventually a second surgery. Over the next three seasons, he was limited to 60 total games.
Oladipo has career averages of 16.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game across 504 games (397 starts) since the Orlando Magic made him the second overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft. He has also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets during his 10-year career.
--Field Level Media