HoopsHype Victor Oladipo rumors

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Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo views himself as a guard. Point guard, shooting guard — it doesn't matter. He's not wrapped up in labels. "I can play one, two, and if they want me to play the three, I can do that, too," the former Indiana Hoosier told USA TODAY Sports after his second NBA summer league game. "Wherever they need me to play and whatever they think is best for us to win, that's what I'm going to do." The Magic's decision to have Oladipo play point guard during the summer league despite his never really playing that position is turning into a potentially valuable move. USA Today Sports

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The Orlando Magic have signed guard Victor Oladipo, the second overall pick in last month's NBA Draft, the team has announced. As with all first-round draft picks, the first two seasons of Oladipo's contract are fully guaranteed. Rookie-scale salaries are governed by the collective bargaining agreement, and the salaries for Oladipo's first two seasons are expected to be $4.76 million and $4.98 million, respectively. Orlando Sentinel

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Tom Lorenzo: Victor Oladipo has his Google Glasses on. So, there's that. pic.twitter.com/sxAsqmlWFa Twitter

Although Oladipo has no control over which team chooses him, the Upper Marlboro native made it clear to the Wizards that he had no desire to begin his career with a team that already has its back court set with point guard John Wall and Bradley Beal. Oladipo declined the Wizards’ requests for a workout at Verizon Center but offered them a chance to watch him run through drills in Bowie. The Wizards didn’t bother to visit as Minnesota and New Orleans had done. Washington Post

Having already proven his selflessness in high school, the 6-foot-5 Oladipo is seeking the best chance to flourish as professional and didn’t believe that the opportunity would come in Washington. And those close to Oladipo never felt that the Wizards would seriously consider taking him third overall when they had other needs. “I felt like I should go where I fit best and help me maximize my basketball talent. Just go somewhere where I feel I can fit best and help impact winning,” Oladipo said, explaining his decision to bypass a workout for Washington. “I feel like [the Wizards] already have a back court set. They have a great program already. I just feel like I wouldn’t fit. Me and my agent [Raymond Brothers] sat down and we felt it was best not to go there. But again, they have a great program. They have great players — Brad and John. And they are going to have a great player to pick from this draft. They are going to have a great program and they are definitely going to start winning, because they have a young great team.” Washington Post

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