After the Cleveland Cavaliers selected forward Anthony Bennett with the number one overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic essentially had their pick of the litter and decided to take former Indiana Hoosiers’ guard Victor Oladipo with second-overall selection. Oladipo had an excellent second season and the Magic are hopeful he can develop into the type of star their franchise need.
Jabari Davis of Basketball Insiders believes Oladipo is in for a breakout season.
Oladipo may not have won last year’s Rookie of the Year award, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t very impressive (13.8 PPG, 4.1 APG, 4.1 RPG) in his first season at this level. There may still be questions as to whether Oladipo is truly a point guard or if he may ultimately be best suited at the shooting guard position, but no one questions whether he’ll be a productive player at whichever position Jacque Vaughn decides to pencil him into. With Elfrid Payton in the mix for Orlando, Oladipo may move back to two-guard. As a principle member of what is developing into an impressive, young and athletic core, Oladipo could be an all-out fantasy beast for those of you that participate in a league.
Oladipo finished second to Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams in Rookie of the Year Award voting last season. Oladipo averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while shooting 41.9% from the field, 32.7% from beyond the arc and 78.0% from the charity stripe.
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