"I know it kind of came out of nowhere (for fans), especially after the trade. People were kind of down on Vic last year for some odd reason," said Kevin Durant, the Golden State star who grew up in the same Maryland county as Oladipo. "To see the trade and how people viewed that trade, and then he just turned it up throughout the season. For me, I thought it was expected of him. I'm very excited for Vic and happy for him and I know he's going to keep getting better as a player."