Victor Oladipo will likely be traded by the Houston Rockets before the deadline on Thursday.
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks, who each could sign Oladipo outright as a free agent this offseason, are reluctant to offer a premium trade package to the Rockets. Oladipo is in the final season of a four-year, $85 million deal he signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
There are teams who don't project to have cap space who are bidding with combinations of a first round pick and a young player.
"The Rockets are increasingly comfortable with the offers on Oladipo in the marketplace," reports Adrian Wojnarowski.
Oladipo and the Knicks have "a mutual interest."