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Miami Heat Trade for Victor Oladipo

Mar 16, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) is fouled as he drives around Atlanta Hawks guard Tony Snell (19) during the second half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Michael Wyke/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

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

Jan 11, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Malcom Brogdon (7) high fives guard Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

Heat Culture

Aug 24, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, and Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo scramble for the ball during the second half in game four of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at The Field House. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

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