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Why the Rockets should trade Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat

Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers guard drives past Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)

Constructing a deal for the Houston Rockets

The Rockets and Heat can definitely work up a trade that benefits both sides being that Miami wants to still contend and the Rockets are leaning towards rebuild. One potential deal is outlined below.

Listen, this might seem like a lot for Victor Oladipo, a player that hasn’t looked the same since his breakout year two years ago. But, this is a risk the Miami Heat have to take.

The Heat are currently 6-12, which is 13th in the Eastern Conference. If they acquire Oladipo he would be their leading scorer at this moment. Once the team is fully healthy again, with the addition of Victor, the team would be among the best in the East.

Teams like the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks have all made moves to put themselves in a good position to represent the East in the NBA Finals this year. Whereas all the Heat have done is sign Avery Bradley and Moe Harkless, which is not good enough to put them over the hump.

A potential lineup of Goran Dragic, Victor Oladipo, Jimmy Butler, Moe Harkless and Bam Adebayo is definitely in contention to be a top three team in the East, and especially with Tyler Herro being the first man off the bench, in addition to Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk. Also, this would leave some roster spots open for the Heat, which will be a potential destination for players during buyout week.

With Oladipo, the Heat are an overall better team, while keeping their two main young cornerstones for the future in Herro and Adebayo.

Next: The logic behind a deal

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