Rockets guard Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million most contract extension that might’ve saved him in Houston, in keeping with ESPN. The deal was the very best the workforce may provide previous to the offseason.

Oladipo is predicted to pursue a long-term deal following this season.

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At 28-years-old, Oladipo is averaging 18.9 factors, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his 13 video games with the Rockets this season. He was traded to Houston as part of the four-team deal that despatched James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Since the blockbuster deal, the Rockets are simply 1-12.

The Rockets additionally acquired John Wall from the Washington Wizards earlier within the 12 months. Wall recently reflected on the deal saying that he deserved extra honesty and respect from his former group:

I felt like I deserved the honesty and respect as a result of I’ve been there for 10 years. I’ve been by way of the dangerous instances, once we had s****y groups and once we had good groups in D.C. I by no means turned my again on the group. I performed by way of rattling close to each harm that lots of people wouldn’t have performed by way of. I performed by way of damaged arms within the playoffs. I feel I did the whole lot I may and gave the whole lot I had, coronary heart and soul to the group on and off the court docket.

Oladipo is within the last 12 months of a four-year, $85 million contract. The Rockets may consider trying to trade the star guard previous to the deadline on March twenty fifth.

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