The Indiana Pacers are trading Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets in the wake of the huge three-team trade that moved James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. The Rockets are reportedly including Caris LeVert, who they just acquired from Brooklyn.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the news via Twitter just minutes after the James Harden trade broke.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2021
In total, Indiana will receive Caris LeVert and a second round pick. The Rockets will receive Victor Oladipo. That is not including what the Rockets received for Harden, which consists of four picks, four pick swaps, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs.
There is no doubt that this trade will affect the sports betting world in a major way. For starters the Nets instantly become even bigger contenders to win the NBA finals. Also with Harden on their team it feels likely that they will be the favorites in most of their matchups. It will be interesting to see how the other moves affect the other three teams as well. It seems like Indiana might not be the favorites as much without their star player but they must really trust the LeVert can fill their lineup as well or better than Oladipo.
During his time in Indiana, Oladipo earned two All-Star selections, one All-Defensive First Team selection and Most Improved Player. He also led the NBA in steals in 2018. LeVert, on the other hand is fully healthy for the first time in the past few seasons.
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