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NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Reportedly Lost Interest In Victor Oladipo After Learning Rockets' Asking Price

Credit: USATSI

Credit: USATSI

According to Bob Myers, the Golden State Warriors plan to be 'aggressive' this year's trade deadline, but they might be looking at different targets after learning how much they would have to disburse in order to get Victor Oladipo from the Houston Rockets.

After Klay Thompson went down with a season-ending injury, the Dubs have tried to address that situation and find a proper replacement for the Splash Brother. Kelly Oubre Jr. has failed to fill that position, raising some concern within the organization and one would imagine that Oladipo was seen as a very good alternative to the former Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns player.

Well, the 2018 Most Improved Player was a very good option for the Dubs but everything changed when they learned what the Rockets expect to get from him. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Warriors are now off the race for Dipo.

Bob Myers spent the dynasty years avoiding deadline moves, keeping his roster intact besides buyout adds. Myers went from February 2014 to January 2020 without an in-season trade.

But last season, having been knocked far off the top of the NBA mountain, he pulled the trigger on the D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins swap minutes before the deadline buzzer. Front offices find more reason to proactively reconfigure when the mix isn’t working. They more aggressively hunt down calls and conversations, which has been the Warriors’ recent approach.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor reported the Warriors have shown interest in Oladipo. He is among the players they’ve sniffed around. But the asking price, to this point, has been too steep to even realistically consider, I’ve been told. That can always change as the deadline ticks closer.

They know they can have a very good chance to land another good player to help this team become a competitive one in the Western Conference. They've been struggling this season and making some changes on the roster could be the key for them to make the leap and finish the regular season strong.