NBA Summer League: Victor Oladipo Impresses At Guard

Jun 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan (left) and first round draft pick Victor Oladipo (right) address the media during a press conference at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic knew they were getting an explosive guard who can score, but they were hoping that they could get a player who could play some point as well.

“I wouldn’t call it an experiment,” said the Magic’s lead assistant coach, James Borrego, who is coaching Orlando’s summer-league team. “It’s just more, ‘Let’s see what we have,’ and let him grow at both positions. At the end of the day, we’ll find out where he’s at.

“But there’s no rush with him. We’ve got time,” Borrego said, via the Orlando Sentinel. “He’s young. He’s hungry. I think the qualities that he has puts us in line to be successful. We don’t need to find out in five days from now what he is. We have time. We’ll let him live in this world for a little bit and see where it goes.”

Oladipo made an incredible pass in the final minutes after patiently waiting for the defender to bite as he drove into the lane.

“It’s all a learning process,” Oladipo said. ”I think I did a pretty good job of playing through my mistakes today, but I’ve got to keep growing so I don’t make the same mistakes over and over and over again. They’re patient with me, but I think sometimes I’m not patient with myself because I want so much from me so I can help my team win.”

Topics: Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo

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