Report: Oladipo turns down two-year, $45.2M max extension from Rockets

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) drives into Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

The once highly anticipated 2021 free agency crop appears to be keeping one of its star attractions, for a change.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets guard Victor Oladipo recently turned down a two-year, $45.2-million maximum contract extension, the most the team could offer him before the off-season.

Per Wojnarowski, Oladipo — who is in the final year of a four-year, $85-million deal — is looking for a longer contract, which the CBA doesn't allow the Rockets to offer until the summer.

Oladipo's decision puts the Rockets in a position where they need to decide whether to make him available prior to the March 25 trade deadline.

The franchise is in a state of flux after offloading superstar James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in a mid-January blockbuster trade, which brought Oladipo to Houston.

The two-time all-star guard is averaging 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 22 games this season split between the Rockets and the Indiana Pacers.

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