Victor Oladipo and Russell Westbrook have been working really hard on their partnership

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Although Kevin Durant's departure was the biggest news for the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer, Victor Oladipo's arrival is certainly not to be forgotten.

The explosive guard moved to the Chesapeake Energy Arena as part of the trade that sent Serge Ibaka in the opposite direction.

The Thunder's desire to swap a shot-blocking extraordinaire for, probably, the second most explosive guard in the league behind their own Russell Westbrook, is extremely noteworthy.

However, the new backcourt duo are not content to pick things up as they go along, Oladipo revealed he spent over a month with Westbrook over the summer to ensure they settled together properly.

"A lot. I was in L.A. for about five weeks with him," Oladipo told Sports Illustrated. "We worked out together in that span. I actually knew him beforehand because of the Jordan Brand. You kind of cross paths with everybody when it comes to being a part of the brand."

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With both men extremely athletic drivers to the basket, how is it going to work on the court? Aggressively, according to Oladipo.

"I think we will complement each other very well. We are similar but there are some things we do differently as well. I think defensively we can do something really special. Offensively, we just have to continue being aggressive. It is not going to come over night because we are obviously still learning each other's game. We just have to continue building that chemistry until we click."

Victor Oladipo
Orlando Magic
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division
Western Conference
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Russell Westbrook
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