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Victor Oladipo Rejects 2 Year $45.2 Million Contract Extension from Houston Rockets
According to sources the veteran star shooting guard, Victor Oladipo, has recently turned down the 2 – year contract extension worth up $45.2 million offered to him by the Houston Rockets. This rejected deal was the largest contract extension that the Houston Rockets could offer Oladipo prior to the summer free agency period that follows the conclusion of the 2020 – 2021 NBA season.
Victor is looking to pursue a longer – term contract for a lot more money which the current Collective Bargaining Agreement of the National Basketball Association restricts the Houston Rockets from offering him during the 2021 NBA offseason. It would probably be a better decision for Oladipo to accept a new deal from another NBA franchise in which he can compete for an NBA championship as the Houston Rockets seem to be in a downward spiral at the moment.
Oladipo is currently playing under the last year of his four – year $85 million contractual agreement which may lead to the Houston Rockets trying to trade the NBA All – Star shooting guard prior to the March 25th, 2021 trade deadline. The Houston Rockets were able to acquire Victor through the mid – January of 2021 three team blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.
Throughout the course of the 2020 – 2021 season in the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets (13 games) Victor is averaging 18.9 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per contest, and 4.8 assists per match up. During his illustrious 9 – year career in the NBA Oladipo has played with the Orlando Magic, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Indiana Pacers in addition to the Houston Rockets.
His NBA career statistics display the former guard for the Hoosiers of Indiana University putting up 17.4 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 3.9 assists per ball game. One way or another Oladipo should receive a solid contract this offseason for around 4 to 5 years and anywhere from $100 million to $200 million.
Victor Oladipo’s Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards
- 2 Time NBA All – Star (2018, 2019)
- All – NBA Third Team (2018)
- NBA All – Defensive First Team (2018)
- NBA Most Improved Player (2018)
- NBA Steals Leader (2018)
- NBA All – Rookie First Team (2014)
- Sporting News Player of the Year (2013)
- Adolph Rupp Trophy (2013)
- Consensus First – Team All – American (2013)
- Co – ABC Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
- Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
- First – Team All – Big Ten (2013)
- 2 Time Big Ten All – Defensive team (2012, 2013)
Odds to Win the 2020 – 2021 NBA Championship
According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds as of Sunday, February 28th, 2021 to win the 2020 – 2021 NBA championship outright.
|Los Angeles Lakers +275|
|Brooklyn Nets +300|
|Los Angeles Clippers +500|
|Utah Jazz +700|
|Milwaukee Bucks +750|
|Philadelphia 76ers +1400|
|Denver Nuggets +2500|
|Boston Celtics +3300|
|Miami Heat +3300|
|Toronto Raptors +3300|
|Phoenix Suns +3300|
|Indiana Pacers +4000|
|Dallas Mavericks +5000|
|Golden State Warriors +6000|
|Portland Trail Blazers +6000|
|San Antonio Spurs +6000|
|New Orleans Pelicans +7500|
|Atlanta Hawks +8000|
|New York Knicks +10000|
|Memphis Grizzlies +12500|
|Washington Wizards +12500|
|Houston Rockets +20000|
|Oklahoma City Thunder +20000|
|Sacramento Kings +20000|
|Charlotte Hornets +20000|
|Chicago Bulls +20000|
|Orlando Magic +25000|
|Cleveland Cavaliers +30000|
|Minnesota Timberwolves +50000|
|Detroit Pistons +50000|
"Victor Oladipo turned down 2-year, $45.2 million extension from Houston Rockets”, Adrian Wojnarowski, espn.com, February 28, 2021.
“United States, NBA Futures – NBA 2020 / 21 Championship: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, February 28, 2021.
Written by: David Green