Magic Try Oladipo at the Point

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.

While Oladipo is a ways from playing the position regularly in the NBA, it’s clear the tools are there and he will play the point at sometime during the regular season. This is not an experiment with Oladipo, who needs to improve his ballhandling.

“The point guard at this level is challenging because you don’t want (the defense) to speed you up,” Oladipo said. “You’ve still got to run all the plays. You have to pick your times when to be aggressive and when not to be aggressive. I did some good things today, and I did some bad things today.”

Written by Nick


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