The Houston Rockets appear primed to be one of the main sellers at this month’s trade deadline on March 25th, as they have lost 12 straight games and appear ways away from being a contender. The Rockets reached rock bottom during Sunday night’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, as they were blown out 133-84.
With a record of 11-22, the Rockets are almost certain to trade Victor Oladipo, who could be the best player available on the market, and especially the best wing. Oladipo, who was acquired in the James Harden trade, was recently offered a contract extension, which he declined, as he’s seeking a long-term deal, as opposed to the two years that the Rockets were offering.
4 teams that could be interested in making a deal with the Houston Rockets for Victor Oladipo
Questions remain about what exactly Oladipo’s market could look like, due to the rough start he’s gotten off to in the Space City, as he’s shooting just 39 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from long-range. On his signature Hoop Collective podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst explained the scenarios that could exist around the league among teams that are interested in adding Oladipo.
“I think at this point there are two different scenarios here. There are teams that might not be able to sign Oladipo in the summer and maybe they try to get him now.
But then there is also just the straight rental market. Is there a team out there that is like alright Victor Oladipo is highly incentivized to play well, we really could use a player to boost us in the second half, this is a high level rental.
Windhorst further provided a list of teams that could contact Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone about making a deal for Oladipo.
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