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Miami Heat, Victor Oladipo agree to one-year contract

Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4) attempts a three-point shot during the second quarter of a game against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo (4) attempts a three-point shot during the second quarter of a game against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star guard Victor Oladipo is returning to the Miami Heat on a one-year deal, The Athletic reported Wednesday.

Contract terms were not disclosed.

Oladipo underwent surgery on his right quadriceps on May 13 — his second in 18 months. He could be cleared to play as early as November.

The Athletic reported Oladipo will explore 2022 free agency once he’s healthy and that Miami will retain his Bird Rights to make it easier to re-sign him.

His four-year, $85 million deal expired at the end of last season.

Oladipo has played in just 52 games over the past two seasons, including 33 in 2020-21 when he played for the Indiana Pacers (nine games), Houston Rockets (20) and the Heat (four). He averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Oladipo, 29, went to Houston as part of the mid-January trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. He was traded by the Rockets to Miami in late March.

The two-time All-Star was shut down by the Heat after aggravating the quad while injuring his right knee in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on April 8.

Oladipo has career averages of 17.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 454 games (394 starts) in eight NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Pacers, Rockets and Heat.

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