Victor Oladipo Reportedly Rejects Rockets' 2-Year, $45.2 Million Extension
Victor Oladipo has his sights set on a long-term, max contract.
The newly acquired Rockets guard turned down a two-year, $45.2 million max extension with the team, according to ESPN. Oladipo is searching for a longer deal.
According to the NBA CBA, two years and $45.2 million is the max that Houston could offer their impending free agent.
No surprise Oladipo would pass on a two-year extension, nor that the Rockets would offer him the deal now. Oladipo wants a long-term deal, which Houston -- and others -- can offer after the season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2021
Acquired by the Rockets in the James Harden trade, Oladipo — when healthy — has looked like his former self, averaging 18.9 points, 4.9 boards and 4.8 dimes in 13 games with the Rockets. He's currently in the final season of a four-year, $85 million pact he signed with the Indiana Pacers.
But with Oladipo eyeing free agency, the Rockets will have a big decision to make before the March 25 NBA Trade Deadline. Following the campaign, the Rockets are able to offer the former Indiana guard a four-year, $113 million extension, and if they wait until free agency, they can give him four years for $151 million or five years for $195 million. It makes the most financial sense for Oladipo to wait until free agency to maximize his value.
So now the question is, will Houston trade Oladipo or hope that he'll sign a long-term contract with the team?
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