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Rockets: 4 trades to send Victor Oladipo to the Hawks

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Houston Rockets talks with head coach Nate McMillan (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #4 of the Houston Rockets talks with head coach Nate McMillan (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets trade package #2.

In this proposal, the Rockets would receive Cam Reddish and Bogdan Bogdanovic, providing them with a young prospect and a proven 3-point shooter. Reddish hasn’t gotten off to a good start this season but he also hasn’t been fully healthy.

The Rockets could be benefactors of the Hawks’ impatience and willingness to part with the 6-foot-8 forward this early in his career. Bogdanovic is under contract long-term, as he was inked to a four-year deal worth $72 million before the season started.

But Bogdanovic hasn’t played well this season, as he’s posted career lows in scoring (9.6 points), field goal percentage (38.9 percent) and 3-point shooting (32.7 percent). With both the regression and hefty price tag, the Hawks would have to attach a first-round draft pick for the Rockets to take on this amount of future salary. This deal would give the Rockets the combination of a young talent and a first-round pick, which is what’s been reported that they want for Oladipo.

Atlanta would have the chance to reunite Oladipo with McMillan, in addition to being freed from Bogdanovic’s contract. Oladipo could provide them with another plus defender, much like former Houston Rockets center Clint Capela, and would bring a veteran presence to a Hawks team that is one of the youngest in the league.

Atlanta is currently fourth place in the Eastern Conference and adding Oladipo could help them make a postseason run, which would be exciting for the front office, as the Hawks haven’t been to the postseason since 2016-17, in which they were a first-round exit.

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