The Miami Heat trade for Victor Oladipo to cap off an eventful trade deadline. Oladipo is traded for the second time this season as he heads back to the Eastern Conference.
Oladipo is averaging over 20 points per game since joining the Houston Rockets earlier this season. Houston is struggling and doesn’t see Oladipo in its long-term plans after he turned down an extension from the team.
Miami is trading Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and swapping draft picks in exchange for Oladipo.
Back to the Eastern Conference
Oladipo is heading to the team that eliminated his Pacers in last season’s playoffs. Miami is prone to make another run in the Eastern Conference. The Heat creating a trio of Oladipo, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo.
The Heat sit at sixth in the conference with a record of 22-22. The trade for Victor Oladipo has them set for a run at whatever seed they end up at.
Oladipo fits to the culture that the heat have built. He is a two-way player who gives his all on both sides of the court.
He is still coming back from injuries that have caused him to miss time over the past few seasons. However, he is still an above-average defender and can put up 20 points any given night.
The Miami Heat trade for Victor Oladipo has them back in the mix in the Eastern Conference.