The Warmth have landed a last-second deal to deliver Victor Oladipo to Miami in hopes of getting again to championship rivalry.
Simply as time expired.
This yr’s NBA trade deadline ended on Thursday at 3 p.m. EST however the Miami Warmth had been capable of get a deal finished within the nick of time. In accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Victor Oladipo is on his approach to Miami.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania provides that Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk had been additionally concerned within the commerce.
Victor Oladipo is headed to the Warmth, Harden commerce appears to be like worse for Houston
The Rockets received Oladipo as a part of the James Harden commerce on Jan. 13 that despatched the famous person to Brooklyn. They received again 4 first-round picks and 4 potential draft swaps together with Caris LeVert, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs. LeVert was despatched to the Pacers in trade for Oladipo, who the Rockets had hoped would signal an extension and develop into part of their rebuild.
He is not going to.
As an alternative, the seven-year veteran will try to retool a championship-contending Warmth group. It’s taken a while for him to get again to one hundred pc after rupturing his quad a few years in the past however averaging 21.2 factors per sport since becoming a member of the Rockets. Oladipo will likely be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Miami will hope to have him re-sign long-term.
The Rockets now look even worse within the James Harden commerce, because the participant who was supposed to switch them is now gone. John Wall is left to fend for himself on a Rockets roster that had simply ended a 20-game dropping streak.
Houston has been problematic for some time now.