The acquisition of Victor Oladipo in the four-team blockbuster James Harden trade was definitely an eye-opener for Houston Rockets fans, being that the fanbase wanted draft capital and a young superstar in return for the Rockets franchise superstar. Although, Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers rejected the trade involving All-Star Ben Simmons and rookie Tyrese Maxey, Rockets general manager Rafael Stone definitely got a good haul as a plan B in the blockbuster deal.
Acquiring three first-round picks from the Brooklyn Nets to go along with four first-round swaps and one first rounder from Cleveland via Milwaukee was a great amount of draft capital. Former All-Star and 2018 NBA Most Improved Player Victor Oladipo found his way to Houston after recently turning down a contract extension with the Indiana Pacers which was worth more than $25 million a year.
Why the Houston Rockets should send Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat
Since being traded to the Houston Rockets, Oladipo has been averaging 22.4 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game on 40 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from three. Oladipo hasn’t been able to find his shot, but a reasoning might be due to his desire to play elsewhere.
When Oladipo was a member of the Pacers it was rumored he wanted a trade to the reigning Eastern Conference Champions Miami Heat. Even when Oladipo was traded to Houston, his desire remained the same.
Rockets GM Rafael Stone has been off to a great start in his first year, which has been a roller coaster of a ride thus far. With that being said, Stone should definitely call up Pat Riley and get this trade done.
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