Does Victor Oladipo have a little Spree in him?
Here's my original post and I'm sticking to it:
Anybody feeling my Latrell Spreewell comparison yet, now that we've seen him play a different role in the summerleague? If not who do you guys like as a comparison?
Two super energetic passionate players with some capacity to handle the ball with almost identical builds, seem I was the only one that saw it (out of the five people that responded lol)
For what its with here are there college stats for you stat addicts like myself:
Unrelated: Are summer league games only on NBAtv?
https://account.nba.com/summerleaguebroadband, 15 dollars.
I have league pass and never thought of this. Thanks
Worth every penny
IMO the best comparison for Oladipo is still Iguodala.
Iggy is obviously a little bit taller, but they're both explosive and athletic players with strong and lean builds with very good defensive instincts, quick hands, tenacity, good passing ability and the ability to get to the hoop. While both players aren't the best shooters or at creating off the dribble.
Dipo is not where near the ball handler or passer that Iggy was at the same stage. Just because Dipo is getting time at the point everyone is jumping on the band wagon that he is some fantastic ball handler/passer, take of the rose tinted glasses guys.
I'm going a little old school, but Kendall Gill. A premiere defender, but also a capable scorer and creator. I suspect a very solid career from Oladipo, as Gill once lead the league in steals, averaged 20 for one season, but never was quite at an All-Star level. Oladipo, I feel will have a similar career and impact.
Never thought of that one. I feel like Oladipo will play a lot more efficiently than Gill, Gill tried to do to much (so did Spree). Dipo plays a lot more within himself then both of them (something orlando is trying to change) which could lead to less individual success but I feel he can have one heck of a career. Exciting young player on a very young team.
Well, Orlando has some nice peices, but they're not going to be good for a few years. Gill really had to do a lot for those early expansion years in Charlotte. It was only when he played with better teams, he could play within himself and he was still a 3/4th option for a 63 win Seattle team. I think Oladipo is going to be asked to do a lot in his first 2 years in Orlando ( hence his stint as a SL point guard ). Victor may end up being better than Gill, but I think Kendall's impact as a career 3rd option for a good team 20 ppg scorer for a 20 win team who played excellent defense throughout his career seems to be the kind of impact Oladipo is pegged to make. The comparison may be a little conservative, because Dipo has some serious potential, but Gill had a very good career and everyone knew who he was in his prime. I think it's a safe high probablity comparison, with of course there being a possibility of Oladipo becoming more.
Oladipo looked pretty good in the pick and roll in summer league. His explosiveness to the basket is top notch, but he needs to tighten his handle and get better at finding shooters on drives. It seems like the Magic are willing to let him play the point and learn on the fly. It will hopefully turn out for both parties.
to me looks like an healthy Michael Dickerson