By Louis Milman, ABC News
(HOUSTON) — The Houston Rockets are looking to trade guard Victor Oladipo before Thursday’s trade deadline, ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The team is expressing strong confidence that they will execute a deal, signalling that they’re increasingly comfortable with the current offers on the table. Wojnarowski reports that those offers include young players and first-round draft pick combinations that the Rockets find suitable.
Oladipo can become a free agent this summer. He is believed to be interested in joining the Miami Heat.
Miami, though, has enough salary cap room to sign him as a free agent, making them reluctant to make a premium trade offer.
Several teams interested in trading for Oladipo don’t have the salary cap space to sign him, but could use his Bird rights to retain him after making a trade.
Some teams may be hesitant to acquire the 28-year-old after a recent injury history, including a ruptured quad in 2019. He has averaged 21.2 points per game with Houston this season, however.
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