So with everything in mind, does it make sense for the Cavs to pursue Oladipo if the Rockets were to buy out his contract? Overall, Victor Oladipo brings Cleveland a guard with somewhat reliable scoring, decent defensive awareness, and some injury concerns. Although an addition of Oladipo to this team would be helpful to bring support and relieve the other guards, it might not be the right move.
Something to keep in mind is that the knee injury Oladipo suffered against the Bucks in the playoffs is the third one in just four years. Even if the doctors have cleared him, that does not always mean he can play. Since the Cavs would only be relying on Oladipo for a few minutes each night, this might be something they can look past. However, it should not be ignored entirely.
Victor Oladipo just suffered a third injury to his knee in just four years. Although he was cleared to play, that should still raise some red flags. With that in mind, he also doesn’t provide anything the Cavs do not already have. Caris LeVert, Ty Jerome, Isaac Okoro, and even Max Strus can provide backup guard minutes. It might make more sense for Cleveland to set their sights on someone else.
If Victor Oladipo were to ever find himself on this roster, there is certainly a way that he could be utilized effectively; however, he is not someone the Cavs should pursue if he were available. Cleveland should consider other options at the moment.