KEY POINTS

  • Victor Oladipo may have answered questions on where he intends to play after this NBA season
  • Oladipo's property investment in Miami is seen as an assurance that he will stay with the Heat
  • The Heat may have to unload some players after this season due to a cramped backcourt

Victor Oladipo remains out of the Miami Heat lineup, and there is no telling what the future holds.

The fact that he is in the final year of his contract raises questions about his future. But a recent move by the 29-year-old All-Star could hint at what may happen in the offseason.

According to a report from the South Florida Business Journal, Oladipo purchased a mansion in Miami beach worth $7.75 million.

It is a 6,900 square foot property that has seven bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. The Miami property also has a pool.

Considering that he is out and on an expiring contract, this development could be pivotal in determining what Oladipo has planned.

The native of Maryland is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 NBA season, and this investment could very well factor in on what he plans moving forward.

While that makes sense, it does not necessarily follow that the Heat are all in for the two-time All-Star.

His health has been a big question mark, and his recent injury could force team president Pat Riley to second-think.

Oladipo is out with a knee injury, and there remains no official word if he will be back before this NBA season ends.

As of this writing, Oladipo has missed 17 games already with the Heat. Since joining the South Beach squad, the 6-foot-4 guard has averaged 12 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 27.8 minutes of action.

 Victor Oladipo #4 of the Miami Heat Victor Oladipo #4 of the Miami Heat Photo: Getty Images | Eric Espada

Oladipo has dealt with injuries in the past but has proven that he can be a guy any NBA team can turn to when crunch time comes.

He is seen as the veteran who fits in ably with the Heat, another key piece for head coach Erik Spoelstra.

His entry raised questions on the future of other players, particularly young guys such as Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson.

With a stacked backcourt, the Heat may deal away some players after this season, and that could depend on who performs well in the playoffs.