- Jan 5, 2006
Houston most likely preferred the optionality with Oladipo. If he returned to his previous form they’d have an All-Star to build around or send out for more assets. If he was terrible they could let him walk and clear their cap of a huge salary. That risk/reward proposition was probably worth more than the near term value of Levert/Allen/Prince, even if the latter group was more valuable in an absolute sense.