6'5" 210, good size, good work ethic, has shown the ability to progress, and has a great all around game.
You're not looking at this correctly.He's not Wade and I despise that comparison. Wade had the quickest first step of anyone in the NBA for years and Oladipo, quite frankly, is nowhere near that class of player. Still, I can't think of a comparison for him off the top of my head just because he has developed a 3 point shot. Usually guys like him never learn to shoot.
Wade dropped 21/6/4 his junior year while only shooting 31% from deep. Oladipo is at 13.7/6/2 on 46% shooting from deep. Completely different. I don't see the kind of creativity and virtuosity from Oladipo that I saw from Wade with his scoring.
Brewer wasn't as explosive though, but he is 6'8''.The Dwyane Wade comparison is bad because the defining quality of young Wade was his excellent, crafty handle and incredible balance. Oladipo has thrown in some nice crossovers and has similar leaping ability, but he doesn't combine it with that euro style shiftyness like Wade did. Also remember Wade was a point guard when he came in. There is no chance Oladipo can play point guard in the NBA.
Nobody is going to want to hear this that drafts him, but the best comparison for Oladipo is Corey Brewer. That's not supposed to be an insult, Brewer was an excellent college player and won two national championships.
I agree that it's not a perfect comparison, but it's not bad. I thought it was a terrible comparison until a few months ago when I saw Oladipo finally looking adequate at handling and passing the ball. He's definitely not crafty and or as shifty as Wade, but I'd say he has pretty good balance and his shiftyness is in progress.The Dwyane Wade comparison is bad because the defining quality of young Wade was his excellent, crafty handle and incredible balance. Oladipo has thrown in some nice crossovers and has similar leaping ability, but he doesn't combine it with that euro style shiftyness like Wade did. Also remember Wade was a point guard when he came in. There is no chance Oladipo can play point guard in the NBA.
Yes, I agree. He absolutely needs a good floor general out there, and I actually attribute a good portion of his success to having Yogi Ferrell this season. Jordan Hulls and Remy Abell are hardly PG's, and the reliance on Oladipo's ball handling last season was way too high.He can knock down the open 3, and as a wing in the NBA with a decent point guard, he should have a couple of those per night. If he can only hit 40% of those he has a good three point shot. I'm not saying that he'll clear out the offense and pull up with a hand in his face from 30 feet like T-Mac used to do.
http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/blog/_/name/nba_draft/id/9294289/2013-nba-draft-combine-sees-steven-adams-tim-hardaway-jr-impress-nerlens-noel-top-pickA sleeper at No. 1?
Victor Oladipo probably received the most positive feedback of anyone at the camp. Oladipo did not participate in drills either Thursday or Friday, but he was terrific in the athletic testing, measured out a bit taller than expected and impressed a number of teams in the interview section.
While no one I spoke with declared him the top player on their draft boards, a number of GMs told me Oladipo was their favorite player in the draft, possibly the player with the most upside of anyone on the board.
"Athletically he's so gifted," one GM said. "And he combines that with hard work both in the game and in practice. He keeps working on his game and getting better. His attitude was just special in the interview we had. He's humble, but confident. He doesn't draw attention to himself, but when he speaks he sounds like a leader. I worry about his jump shot a little and his ball handling, too. But I really feel like he's going to get better. And if he does? We'll all regret not taking him. All of us."
I wouldn't be surprised if, by the end of this process, Oladipo ends up No. 1 or No. 2 on a number of boards.