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NBA Draft Scouting Report: Victor Oladipo


Oladipo made a huge leap this past year. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

By Chris Molicki

Victor Oladipo, SG/SF, Indiana
Why you want him: Similar to Otto Porter, Oladipo is a lockdown defender with a never-ending motor, he’s just a little less long. However, he makes up for it in his explosive transition game and his extreme athleticism. Like Porter, Oladipo has made improvements to his jump shot and can hit the three ball. He’s a great rebounder for a guard.
Why you don’t want him: Oladipo doesn’t have much of an offensive game. We saw this hurt Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this past year. Oladipo needs to refine his jump shot a little more and work on attacking the basket.
Where he’ll be picked: Top 10. He’s very similar to Porter, Porter is just longer and a little more refined offensively. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Oladipo go Top 5, as he’s going to play every possession hard a be a defender who can guard multiple positons.

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