Victor Oladipo has been floating around NBA trade rumors since the offseason. The Indiana Pacers decided to send him to the Houston Rockets and they could move him once again at the deadline. If they do, there will be some interest by teams if Oladipo signs a long-term deal.
There is belief around the league that Oladipo wants to end up with the Miami Heat. If he is not traded down south, Oladipo could play out the year and sign in free agency. With this being the final year on his contract, it makes sense that teams are trying to move him if he is not interested in re-signing.
The Houston Rockets acquired Oladipo quickly after they sent James Harden to Brooklyn. After a short time with the Rockets, Oladipo could be on the move again.
The New Orleans Pelicans are an interesting trade destination. They are another rebuilding team with hopes of getting younger in the future but have more short-term upside with the emergence of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. We have seen veteran names such as Eric Bledsoe and JJ Redick featured in NBA trade rumors.
Lonzo Ball is another name that has surfaced but the front office might not be interested in moving him. If the return is right, New Orleans could decide to make some moves. Looking at the fit for Oladipo in New Orleans, it would make a lot of sense.
Let’s take a look at what it might take to get Victor Oladipo to the New Orleans ahead of the NBA trade deadline.