Less than 24 hours before the trade deadline, veteran guard Victor Oladipo did not play in Wednesday’s home game for the Houston Rockets due to what the team referred to as personal reasons.
“Victor’s not available,” head coach Stephen Silas said in pregame comments leading up to tipoff versus Charlotte. “He has a personal thing going on, and unfortunately, he won’t be playing tonight.”
The timing of the move was curious, since Oladipo’s name has swirled in various rumors ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The two-time All-Star is widely expected to be traded, since he’s in the final year