HoopsHype Victor Oladipo rumors

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There's still a strong interest from the Wolves in moving up in the June 27 NBA draft to select Indiana guard Victor Oladipo. According to sources, the Wolves have spoken to Oladipo's camp. No workout has been set up, because Oladipo's representatives need sufficient evidence that the Wolves can move up to Orlando's spot at No. 2, Washington's spot at No. 3 or Charlotte's spot at No. 4. 1500 ESPN

June 6, 2013 Updates
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The Suns appear to have assembled an impressive Wednesday workout group with Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore, Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo, Indiana power forward Cody Zeller, UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad and French power forward Rudy Gobert, unless one of those players has come to town early for a different workout. Between Indiana coach Tom Crean’s media comments and the players’ social media, five players’ arrivals in Phoenix have become known and the Suns do have a workout scheduled today but have not confirmed the participants. Arizona Republic

June 4, 2013 Updates

Victor Oladipo: Analysis: According to sources, the Magic are still wide open. They say they have nine (gulp) players who they are considering. Michigan's Trey Burke was in this slot in Mock 3.0, but I'm hearing the Magic aren't sold on him as the second-best player in the draft. They might take him, but he's not an outright front-runner, despite the need. ESPN.com

June 3, 2013 Updates

Because Derrick Williams will have to play behind either Kevin Love or Andrei Kirilenko next season, he's expected to be the Timberwolves' main chip in trade talks this month. Williams turned 22 on May 25. It wouldn't be surprising if the Wolves packaged the 6-8, 240-pounder with their No. 9 overall pick in the NBA draft to move up to take shooting guard Victor Oladipo from Indiana. Kirilenko, by the way, has not given the Wolves any indication that he plans to use an escape clause in his contract. St. Paul Pioneer Press

June 2, 2013 Updates

In a brief interview, Wall declined to discuss specific options but said he has not reached out to any of the players who could go in that spot, a group that includes Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. and Indiana’s Victor Oladipo (DeMatha). He said the top prospects have enough to worry about during a stressful time that is also a “once in a lifetime experience.” Wall, sporting the jersey of Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls, was in town Saturday to help evaluate local players as part of the energy drink company’s second-annual search for the country’s top streetball talent. In that capacity, the former No. 1 overall pick said he’s tough to impress: “I feel like everyone should play like me.” Washington Post

May 31, 2013 Updates

Coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld have said they don’t want to add three rookies to the 2013-14 roster, meaning they would like to explore dealing at least one pick, maybe both in the second round, in a package for a veteran. According to persons with knowledge of the situation, the Wizards will bring in about six players each day through Friday. Six is the maximum teams are allowed. CSN has confirmed some of the names. Lottery picks such as Otto Porter (Georgetown), Victor Oladipo (Indiana) and Ben McLemore (Kansas), who could be available when the Wizards pick No. 3 overall, will not be among this first wave but could come here the following week. CSNWashington.com

May 29, 2013 Updates

The Magic aren't revealing much, but rival executives believe this isn't an easy decision. Orlando has a hole at point guard and National Player of the Year Trey Burke is out there, but would GM Rob Hennigan take him at No. 2? Victor Oladipo is a superior athlete and defender, but several executives expressed reservations about his ability to be a consistent perimeter shooter. Incumbent shooting guard Arron Afflalo has three years and $23 million left on his contract, but it will be difficult for the Magic to pass on McLemore, a Ray Allen-type shooter with superior athleticism. SI.com

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