Before the season began, most pundits and casino believed Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was the overwhelming favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award.
So far, Oladipo has lived up the hype.
Oladipo, the second overall pick of the draft, is playing both guard spots and is handling that better than most thought.
On the season, Oladipo is averaging 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 43.8% from the floor, 66.7% from beyond the arc and 30.0% from beyond the arc.
His biggest issue, is with turnovers. He’s giving the ball away 4.5 times per game. Of course, that isn’t abnormal for a rookie.
Despite all of the success Oladipo has had and the skills he has flashes, his pureÂ athleticism is still what makes scouts, pundits and NBA fanatics salivate.
In Orlando’s 107-86 upset victory over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday, Oladipo showed off all of his skills.
On the night, the former Indiana Hoosier had 19 rebounds, seven turnovers, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.
You can see Oladipo get perhaps his biggest challenge from Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday.