Victor Oladipo sat on an airplane en route to North Carolina when he heard the news.
The Orlando Magic had traded him, Ersan Ilyasova and 11th overall pick Domantas Sabonis to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka.
“I was a little shocked at first,” Oladipo recalled Saturday in a phone interview. “But after it all soaked in, I was excited and looking forward to the opportunity. I’m glad where I am. Sometimes change is good.”
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