For the Houston Rockets this season, trade speculation is nothing new. Since the news first broke that Russell Westbrook wanted out, the Rockets have been heavily involved on the trade front.
It did not take long for the Rockets to send Westbrook to the Washington Wizard in a trade that landed them John Wall and a first-round pick in return. The trading did not stop there as shortly after the Rockets’ franchise cornerstone, James Harden, requested his own trade.
This trade took a little longer to materialize and dragged into the season, but a deal was eventually made that sent Harden to the Brooklyn Nets for Victor Oladipo and picks. Even while the trade was happening, speculation began to grow as to why the Rockets decided to trade for Oladipo.
The Houston Rockets’ Victor Oladipo is linked with the Golden State Warriors
Some people believed Oladipo was strictly acquired as a trade chip down the line as he is in the last year of his contract. The rumors surrounding Oladipo have not stopped, and with the trade deadline on March 25th, the rumors have only increased.
The latest rumor is that the Golden State Warriors are interested in a trade to land the former All-Star. With Klay Thompson out for the season, it makes perfect sense for the Warriors. The question for the Rockets to ask is it worth it from their standpoint and what should they ask for in return? These are the five best trade assets the Warriors have to offer for Victor Oladipo.
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