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Pacers podcast: “The continued disrespect of Victor Oladipo is probably a good thing. It allows him to play with a chip on his shoulder.”

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The Locked on Pacers podcast is hosted by Indycornrows staff writer Adam Friedman in collaboration with West Indianapolis Community News Pacers columnist Tony East.

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 Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) claps after the first half of game four against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski
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On today’s podcast Adam and Tony discuss the Sports Illustrated Top 100 rankings, the Pacers playing in international games and how the Jimmy Butler meeting could effect the team.

To listen to this week’s podcast click here.

Sports Illustrated Top 100 rankings:

Why the national media still thinks Victor Oladipo’s season was a fluke.

Why that doesn’t make sense since he’s entering his prime.

Why he should definitely be ranked ahead of Karl Anthony-Towns and Nikola Jokic.

Pacers playing in the 2018 FIBA World Cup:

Why Cory Joseph’s performance shows he should be given the opportunity to play starting point guard someday.

Why Bojan Bogdanovic had a classic ‘Bogie’ game.

Why Ben Moore’s experience could be valuable to him cracking Indiana’s rotation.

Jimmy Butler to have ‘frank’ conversation with the Wolves:

Why Butler could be on the market before the trade deadline and what the Pacers would have to give up.

Why the Pacers might want to look at Andrew Wiggins next summer.