Victor Oladipo has been the subject of trade rumors, and understandably so, as he rejected a contract extension with the Houston Rockets. Oladipo and the Rockets’ front office had reportedly agreed to feel one another out before making a decision either way.
Oladipo has had a bit of an inconsistent run in Houston, as the former All-NBA guard averaged just 18.4 points on 38.6 percent from the field and 29.9 percent from deep through his first 11 games in Houston, compared to 24.7 points on 42.9 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from long-range through his last nine games with the Rockets. Oladipo’s recent play has been more in line with the All-NBA version of himself and has provided a glimpse of what he can still bring to the table.
It’s also helped to explain the reported league-wide interest in the two-time All-Star, as we’ve heard that the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, and Golden State Warriors have all expressed interest. But despite those teams being most commonly attached to Oladipo, there has always remained a possibility of a mystery team getting involved as the trade deadline approaches.
4 trades to send Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo to the Atlanta Hawks
On Monday, Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported that the Atlanta Hawks could be that mystery team.
“One latest potential Oladipo suitor to keep an eye on is Atlanta. The Hawks have made Bogdan Bogdanovic and Cam Reddish available, sources said, as the front office is purportedly searching to upgrade its crowded wing rotation.”
Atlanta being interested in Oladipo makes sense, as their newly promoted head coach Nate McMillan coaching the Houston Rockets guard during his most successful seasons, and was able to get the most out of Oladipo. With the Hawks being interested in the two-way guard, let’s take a look at several potential trades that would send Oladipo to Atlanta.
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