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Victor Oladipo
Victor Oladipo
Position: G
Born: 05/04/92
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:213 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Salary: $21,000,000
While Victor Oladipo’s future with the Indiana Pacers remains murky, he’s found a franchise-altering deal elsewhere. Oladipo told The Associated Press that he and business manager Jay Henderson have joined an ownership group that includes former Florida basketball player Matt Walsh to purchase the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it will make the 28-year-old Oladipo one of world’s youngest basketball team owners — and the owner of the New Zealand’s home arena. “I was always interested in being part of team ownership, having input with a team and helping a team be successful on the business side of things,” Oladipo said. “To work with a team from this perspective, I’m sure I’ll have newfound respect for the guys who have been in that position.”
Anthony Edwards, who turned 19 in August, has been considered a likely top-three NBA pick for as long as anyone has been seriously scouting the upcoming draft. The Georgia guard is a pure shooter and a talented finisher, as plug-and-play in today’s game as it gets. Draftniks liken him to a young Victor Oladipo or Donovan Mitchell. Former NBA champion and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins believes Edwards has the athleticism of a Russell Westbrook and the scoring ability of a James Harden. Despite those lofty comparisons, Edwards is no sure thing. In fact, he may be the biggest wild card of the draft. His lone season at Georgia was marked by inconsistency in production and effort. No one who’s watched him play doubts his ability. The question is whether he can put it all together.
Edwards is a lot like Dwyane Wade and Oladipo in that way, Crean says, calling him an “old soul” in demeanor and skill. Crean believes Edwards, if he wants to, could become the youngest player he’s ever coached to make an NBA All-Defensive team. “I don’t think there’s any question that he can be a perennial All-Star [and] in the right environment be a part of a team that’s competing for championships and be an integral part of it,” Crean says. “I don’t think there’s any limit, I really don’t. But I think because of his age, because of coming a year early and all these different things, these next couple of years are going to be absolutely [important].”