HoopsHype Victor Oladipo rumors


July 1, 2013 Updates

The Orlando Magic announced Monday their roster for the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs from July 7th through July 12th at the team's practice court in Amway Center. The event is closed to the public. Six of the Magic's players on the Summer League roster played for the big-league club in 2012/13. Victor Oladipo and Romero Osby, Orlando's picks in the 2013 NBA Draft, join those six players to form a fairly stacked squad. Orlandoinstripedpost.com

June 28, 2013 Updates
June 27, 2013 Updates

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

June 26, 2013 Updates

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.