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Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Rockets have traded Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat.
Houston is trading Victor Oladipo to Miami, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
In return the Rockets will receive Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and a 2022 pick swap, per Jonathan Feigen.
Rockets acquire Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and a 2022 pick swap from Miami for Victor Oladipo, per source.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 25, 2021
Oladipo turned down an extension with the Rockets, and would have become a free agent at the end of the season, so it was important for the Rockets to at least get some value back for him. Oladipo hasn't lived up to expectations since being traded to Houston, and many were surprised that the Rockets traded Caris LeVert for Oladipo as part of the 4-team James Harden trade.
Feb 26, 2024, 7:01 pm
The Houston Astros only have a few games under their belt in spring training, but that hasn't kept new manager Joe Espada from already putting his stamp on the ball club.
Right out of the gate, Espada named Josh Hader his closer for the 2024 season, and said he would like to see the team more aggressive on the bases this season.
He also has a different approach for Jeremy Pena, who struggled last season after an incredible rookie campaign in which he won both ALCS and World Series MVP.
Espada is departing from Dusty Baker's management style and said he wants Pena to know where he's going to hit in the lineup every day he comes to the ballpark.
He also turned some heads recently when he said he plans on batting Yordan Alvarez second in the lineup. Which likely means Jose Altuve will leadoff, with Yordan, Alex Bregman, and Kyle Tucker finishing out the top four respectively.
Be sure to watch the video above as we react to the Astros new lineup, discuss what the rest of the order will look like, weigh the pros and cons of moving up Alvarez, and much more.
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