Rockets: 3 trades to send Victor Oladipo to the Nuggets

Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /
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Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo has become one of the bigger names on the trade market, as James Harden has already been dealt to the Brooklyn Nets and Bradley Beal has reportedly made it known that he wants to stay with the Washington Wizards. Oladipo’s name has been floated around in trade talks long before he was dealt to the Rockets but the talk has only intensified since.

Shortly after the Rockets acquired the 28-year-old guard, reports surfaced that he wanted to be elsewhere, specifically with the Miami Heat, who likely don’t feel compelled to make a move for someone they would theoretically be able to sign outright in free agency this summer. We’d heard that the New York Knicks were interested in the two-time All-Star, but their trade for Derrick Rose could possibly have derailed the momentum on a Oladipo deal.

3 trades that would send Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo to the Denver Nuggets

Another team that could possibly join the Oladipo sweepstakes is the Denver Nuggets, who are currently 14-11 and hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference, which is a stark drop off from their third-place finish in 2019-20. The Nuggets have reportedly been looking for wing help and could look for Oladipo to fill that need, according to Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

“I think the Nuggets are always searching, and their weakness this year is on the perimeter. Whether they can find something suitable depends on whether there are any takers for Gary Harris, who recently has started hitting from outside again.

The name I’d watch is Victor Oladipo. I know the Nuggets considered him before the Pacers traded him to Houston. Oladipo is on an expiring deal. Would Houston be interested in Harris plus a prospect for Oladipo?”

With the Nuggets possibly interested in an Oladipo pursuit, let’s take a look at three trades that would get a deal done between Denver and Houston.

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