So far this year, things have not been great for the Miami Heat and a lot of it has to deal with COVID-19 and health & safety protocols set in place by the NBA. Only Duncan Robinson and rookie Precious Achiuwa have not missed a game for Miami this NBA season and as a result, Miami currently finds themselves 4-7.
NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler has only played in 6 games this year and both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic have missed two games for Miami due to COVID-19 protocols. At full strength, this team has the making of being a legit threat once again come playoff time, but as it stands right now, this team is not making the playoffs.
A lot is going to change over the course of the season, but if the season ended today, the Miami Heat would miss the playoffs, as they currently sit in 11th in the Eastern Conference. Pat Riley and the Heat front-office are always looking for ways to add high-level talent to this team in pursuit of championships, which is exactly why Miami could be in-line to pull off another big trade in the NBA.
Just last week, we saw one of the biggest trades in NBA history when James Harden got traded to the Brooklyn Nets, In this mega four-team trade, the Pacers traded Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Caris LeVert, but Oladipo may not be in Houston long.
He has long been a target of the Miami Heat and there have been reports that Oladipo still hopes to find himself in Miami by the end of the year, so could the former NBA All-Star guard finally get his wish before the trade deadline? Let’s take a look at a potential trade between the Heat and the Rockets that sends Victor Oladipo to his third team this season.