Rockets make a last-minute trade before the deadline
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.