4. Landry Shamet
Following the Rockets' trade of Kevin Porter Jr. to the OKC Thunder, reports surfaced regarding the Rockets' interest in acquiring scoring guards, such as Alec Burks and Talen Horton-Tucker. My initial thought was that Landry Shamet, who has the same skillset, would be a much better option.
The 26-year-old is a legitimate shooting threat, as he's never fared worse than 37 percent from deep. In fact, his career average is right around the 39 percent mark, on five attempts per contest. Shamet becomes an even better shooter when he's being set up for open looks in catch-and-shoot scenarios, as he made 40.4 percent from deep on catch-and-shoot 3-point looks.
He's also elite when shooting from the corners, as he made 46.7 percent of his triples from the corner in 2022-23 and shoots a career clip of 43.5 percent from the corners. Having players like Fred VanVleet, Alperen Sengun, and Amen Thompson to feed him open looks in the corners could prove to be unstoppable for opponents.
Shamet is also known to be a great locker room presence, which has been a focal point for Rockets coach Ime Udoka, as he's sought to surround the young Rockets with consummate professionals both on and off the court.
Shamet's contract structure is also equally valuable to have, as 2024-25 salary is non-guaranteed, followed by a club option in 2025-26. The Wizards, who are in a rebuild, would likely love to have Oladipo's expiring salary and second-round compensation, as they didn't quite get much in return for Bradley Beal, one of their franchise's best players.
This works mathematically also.
In other words, this trade would be a win for all parties involved.