Rockets: 3 trades to send Victor Oladipo to the Heat

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Andre Iguodala #28 and Kendrick Nunn #25 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets trade proposal #1

The final trade proposal is one that gives the Rockets the best chance to load up for the future, which should be at the forefront of Houston Rockets GM Rafael Stone’s mind. The Rockets would take on Andre Iguodala‘s contract, much like in each of the other proposals, as his annual number of $14 million would be necessary for the Heat to bring in Oladipo’s cap figure.

Iguodala signed a two-year contract extension as part of the 2020 trade that sent him to the Miami Heat, which contains a team option for 2021-22, which the Rockets would obviously decline to avoid the 15 million he’d be due next season. In addition, the Rockets would get back two first round picks from Miami, which would continue the replenishment of draft picks by Rockets GM Rafael Stone.

In this deal, the Heat would be able to ship off Iguodala’s deal and hold on to Herro, while also landing Oladipo, which are obviously all favorable for Miami. The Houston Rockets would land Kendrick Nunn, who became an instant starter for the Heat as a rookie, posting averages of 15.3 points on 35 percent from three.

Nunn was delegated to a reserve role during the Heat’s Finals appearance against the Lakers, but averaged 10.5 points on 39.1 percent from deep, while playing just 22 minutes per game throughout the series. Nunn has remained in a reserve role for the Heat during the 2020-21 season, as he’s averaged just 19.6 minutes, but has produced 9.9 points, while also making 38.1 percent of his threes, in addition to posting true shooting splits of 60 percent.

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The 25-year-old Nunn could be another building block for the Rockets in the coming years and the two first-round draft picks they would net in the deal would be a solid haul for Oladipo.