Since his arrival in Houston, Victor Oladipo has always been a player who has raised doubts about his will to continue with the Texas franchise. From the first moment it was said that he was not planning to play for Stephen Silas’ team and he preferred to be traded. In fact, his desire was always to stay with the Indiana Pacers and later explore his different options in free agency this summer. Past information that is closely related to what happened recently with the former Orlando Magic, because according to ESPN the Rockets could trade him soon.
Despite the aforementioned, this movement would surprise. The truth is that Oladipo had fallen to his feet in his new outfit and seemed more comfortable than ever. The air of vindication that the dressing room had, together with the incredible physique and versatility shown by its members, made the Rockets a tough nut to crack for their rivals. They were performing like never before on both sides of the pitch, and the guard was optimistic in their public appearances.
However, it is necessary to remember that this is a business for most of the NBA owners. And that’s the case with Tilman Fertitta. The Italian-born businessman would be having solvency problems with his other businesses related to the hospitality industry, so he would be seeking to minimize salary issues as much as possible since the departure of James Harden and without a project capable of winning the ring in the short term. So much so that it has already refused to incorporate Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen to gain financial flexibility. So, it would not be surprising that one of the big reasons Oladipo is on the exit ramp is to make the payroll even more.
In addition, the fact that we are facing the best version of Dipo And this ending contract at the end of the season also makes the Rockets want to get something for him and not let him go free. Everything indicates that the Silver Spring is going to have high aspirations in the next market that the Rockets will not want to satisfy. Lastly, to mention that the Miami Heat seem to be the right destination for Victor Oladipo. He has great memories of Florida from his time with the Orlando Magic and some of his surroundings still remain there.
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