Victor Oladipo: ‘We Are the Best Backcourt in the NBA’

by March 13, 2017

According to Victor Oladipo, the Thunder employ the best backcourt in the NBA.

Oladipo, acquired by OKC via trade last summer, was feeling himself after a strong performance Saturday against the visiting Utah Jazz.

Russell Westbrook notched yet another triple-double—his 32nd this season—in the 112-104 victory.

Per The Oklahoman:

“Defense is something that is really important to me,” Oladipo said. “It is the reason I believe I am here today. I take pride in it.”


“In order to play this game, you have to feel like you are the best, so I feel like we are the best backcourt in the NBA,” Oladipo said.


That’s probably a little ambitious. Steph Curry/Klay Thompson. John Wall/Bradley Beal. DeMar DeRozan/Kyle Lowry. The Thunder duo likely ranks No. 4 in guard tandems. But if Oladipo keeps playing like this, the Westbrook/Oladipo combination could rise. Over his last seven games, Oladipo has made 17 of 34 3-pointers, has scored at least 20 points five times and is starting to make plays that occasionally draw the spotlight away from Westbrook.