HoopsHype Victor Oladipo rumors

October 17, 2013 Updates

Still, Vaughn sees room for improvement. "I want him to be more aggressive, attack the rim even more," Vaughn said. "I want him to think 'aggressive' from the time he laces up his shoes in the morning until the time he takes them off at nighttime." Oladipo has shown a knack for attacking the hoop and drawing fouls. On Wednesday, he took three foul shots and made all three. The rookie is averaging 3.8 free-throw attempts per game this preseason. Orlando Sentinel

October 12, 2013 Updates

It was impressive enough that it nearly wiped out what had been a dominant performance from the 2013 No. 2 pick, Victor Oladipo. The Magic guard had 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting, and added eight rebounds and three assists. "He's going to be great," Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said of Oladipo. "He's going to be great in this league. ... His potential is out of the roof." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 4, 2013 Updates

Oladipo is thrilled to join the Magic and he’s determined to help the team rise up out of this rebuilding period. He spent the entire offseason working out in Orlando and couldn’t be happier with the situation he’s entering. “I love Orlando, it’s a great city,” Oladipo said. “It’s hard not to be in a good mood when you wake up and the sun is always up. It’s unreal, I’ve never been in a place like this before. It’s crazy. I’m truly blessed to be here, fortunate enough to be here. My mother was actually here a few days ago and she loves it here too. That’s always a good thing when your mother loves something because then you know it’s really good. “It’s a blessing to be part of an NBA program. It’s definitely a blessing, I’ve been dreaming about it all my life. I’m looking forward to going to work with my teammates and going to war every night.” HoopsWorld

September 17, 2013 Updates

``Thank you for your opinions and believing that, but at the end of the day only God can control that,’’ Oladipo said last week in reference to several national media outlets picking him as the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award. Of course, it doesn’t take him long to shrug off the praise, straighten the oversized chip on his shoulder and get his mind back churning toward the work that’s ahead. ``I don’t really pay attention to that (hype) because all of my life I’ve been overlooked,’’ he said defiantly. ``It’s nice for people to say nice things now, but if things go bad they will say bad things. It’s all good to me and I don’t pay attention to all of the other stuff. I’m just looking forward to playing and helping this team win.’’ NBA.com

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Tom Crean didn’t start landing top-10 basketball recruiting classes because of luck. The Indiana coach knows how to maximize opportunities and he’s taking advantage of it this weekend, with a lot of help from former standout guard Victor Oladipo. Oladipo, a rookie with the NBA’s Orlando Magic, is in Bloomington to help Crean with his ProCamp. So is another former Hoosier standout in D.J. White, who has played with three NBA teams, most recently the Boston Celtics. news-sentinel.com

July 9, 2013 Updates

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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