That is a head-turning number for a two-time All-Star who can carry an offense and defend the opponent's best player, and he seemed to address the movement after leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.
"It feels like people keep quitting on me," he said during an interview with the NBA on TNT crew. "But it's a part of life, and I embrace it. I'm just trying to make the most of every day."
He looked ready to lead the Rockets to the postseason on Thursday with 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Houston overcame a 20-point deficit against a fellow Western Conference playoff contender, and John Wall and Christian Wood helped spearhead the attack as well.
Oladipo drilled a step-back three midway through the fourth quarter and later made perhaps the most important shot of the game with a driving layup to go up three in the final 30 seconds.
Houston is still just 8-9 but has won four in a row and seems to be coming together after the Harden trade. Oladipo will be a big part of it if the Rockets do continue this hot streak and eventually make noise in the playoffs.
It might be hard for the team to quit on him then.