INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers are trading guard Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets as part of a four-team deal that includes a return of Nets forward Caris LeVert, a report originally from The Athletic’s Shams Charania and confirmed by our Chris Hagan.
A five-year NBA veteran, LaVert is averaging 18.5 points, 6 assists, and 4.3 rebounds in 12 games played this season. Coincidentally, the Pacers originally drafted LaVert out of Michigan in 2016 before immediately trading him to the Nets for Thaddeus Young.
Oladipo is averaging 20 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists this season. The former All-American at Indiana was in the last year of his contract with the Pacers, while LaVert is still under contract through 2023.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania says the Pacers will also receive a 2nd round pick in compensation for trading Oladipo.