9 players the Rockets can land for Victor Oladipo

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7. Duncan Robinson

The basketball world can be cruel and relentless at times, as a player can be held in high regard in one moment and viewed unfavorably shortly thereafter. Such is life for Duncan Robinson, who was a prolific shooter for the Miami Heat before falling out of Erik Spoelstra's rotation.

The Heat have dangled the 29-year-old sniper in trade talks seemingly every offseason, as they've sought to rid themselves of his remaining $57 million over the next three years, to no avail. The Heat replaced Robinson's role with Max Strus, who bolted for a $63 million pay day with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason.

Despite that, they'd still love to deal Robinson, who will surely not factor into the team's plans.

The Rockets could make the math work by dealing Jae'Sean Tate and Oladipo's expiring $9.5 million. Since Robinson is a distressed asset with tanked value, the Rockets would likely be able to make the trade without giving up draft picks, as they'd easily be doing Pat Riley a favor.

In fact, the Rockets would realistically be able to force Riley and the Heat front office to cough up draft capital for taking on Robinson's contract. Which would be worth it, as the Rockets would land a 40 percent 3-point shooter, while taking on additional draft compensation (likely multiple second-round picks).