Rockets trade Victor Oladipo to Miami

Victor Oladipo #7 of the Houston Rockets gets off a shot around Lauri Markkanen #24 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 18, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Rockets 125-120. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets are trading Victor Oladipo to the Miami Heat.

The trade was one of a flurry of moves made around the league as the NBA reached its trade deadline for the 2020-21 season.

The Rockets had acquired Oladipo earlier this season as part of the four-team deal involving James Harden heading to the Brooklyn Nets.

In 20 games with the Rockets, Oladipo averaged 21.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. The two-time All-Star was widely expected to be traded on Thursday as he faces unrestricted free agency at season’s end, combined with the Rockets’ season struggles to date.

Bradley, a former Texas Longhorn, will be joining his seventh team in what is now his 11th season in the NBA. In 10 games - with one start - this season with the Heat, Bradley averaged 8.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. Bradley was originally selected as the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

Olynyk has started 38 of his 43 games played this season, averaging 10.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He was originally selected as the 13th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Celtics in a pick acquired from the Dallas Mavericks.


About the Author:

Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!