The signing of Victor Oladipo by the Miami Heat on the horn The closing of the NBA transfer market has been one of the great movements of the explosive day of the “trade deadline” of the US league.
The movement, another genius from Pat Riley and the Heat offices, puts the reigning NBA runners-up on the Finals path once again after a very uneven course by the team.
After starting the year with the Indiana Pacers and landing at the Houston Rockets in the transfer that he sent to James harden to the Brooklyn Nets, Oladipo will be able to fight for the ring with a franchise that carries the winning DNA framed in its work culture.
The 28-year-old guard averages 20.8 points, 5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game so far this campaign. The number two of the 2013 Draft changes for the fourth time in his team career and adds a lot of scoring potential to a Heat who sinned in their recent NBA title bout.
After winning the award for most improved player in 2019Oladipo has struggled with consistency in the last two seasons due to a somewhat fragile physique. This course seems to have recovered and, after rejecting a 45 million, two-year extension from the Rockets, he aspires to go further than ever in the playoffs.
The twice All Star he’s never made it past the first round, and the Heat’s gaze is much higher. The perimeter of Miami, thanks to the great movement of Riley and Erik Spoelstra, is fearsome towards the end of the course: Butler, Herro and Oladipo… will not be easy to defend.
Along the way, predictably, Miami will have to get rid of tough gnawing bones like the Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who are ahead of you in the rankings right now.
With 22 wins and 22 losses, the Heat still have a lot to fine tune.