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Houston Rockets: Why Victor Oladipo should have signed the extension

Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets: How much can Victor Oladipo make now

In the event that Oladipo does land a four-year maximum contract, he’ll have made around $151 million and he’ll be reentering free-agency at the age of 33. Based upon Oladipo’s peak seasons and his current production it is incredibly unlikely that he will land another maximum contract at that age.

What he would be betting on is that he’s still valuable enough to land at least another $45.2 million over the next two seasons, which also looks unlikely. The types of players that land significant financial commitments at that age are players who are sure-fire Hall of Famers.

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Russell Westbrook, a far better player than Oladipo in his prime, is currently 32-years-old and has a player option for the 2022-23 season. There is essentially a 0-percent chance he opts out at the age of 33 and looks to sign another long-term contract because the offers simply won’t be there.

The Rockets gave Victor Oladipo a road map to $205.3 million over six-years or $251.7 million over seven years and he turned it down. The best he’ll be likely to do over the next six seasons is in the $195 million range and that’s only if he does land a maximum contract in the offseason and if he ages incredibly well. All things being equal, Oladipo almost certainly cost himself tens of millions of dollars.

Next: Oladipo could face a tough free agency

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