In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo opened up about the trade that sent him to the Houston Rockets, saying it hasn't exactly been a smooth transition. He, however, maintained he remains optimistic about the move.

“It’s really different. Being traded in the middle of the year is different. It’s an adjustment. It’s nothing I can’t handle. I just have to go out there and have the same approach, same mindset every night, just go out there and have fun, play as hard as I can on both ends of the floor. Everything else will take care of itself.”

Moving to a new city, playing under a new system, and being with new teammates is a challenge for any player. Add the fact that there have been fewer practices with the tighter game schedules and frequent lineup changes due to injuries and COVID-19 restrictions, Oladipo's struggles are more understandable.

Rockets coach Stephen Silas said there are times when Oladipo will be the designated playmaker. But in games with point guard John Wall present, the 28-year-old Oladipo will have to relinquish some touches. He said he has no problems with it though.

“Adjusting to being at the point, not being at the point, certain guys out, certain guys in, the places where my spots are going to be. At the end of the day, I have to have the same mentality. That’s what I’m going to do, just keep playing hard every night.”

He led the Rockets with 21 points in their loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. In 10 games with Clutch City, Victor Oladipo has averaged 19.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists.