I feel like Oladipo has a lot of the same qualities as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Obviously Victor is a shooting guard and MKG is a small foward, but both are great defenders who can get to the rack and need to work on the jump shot. Obviously MKG has more potential and Oladipo won't go that high but I'm a big fan of Oladipo's game and think it would translate well. He's not going to be a superstar or even a great 6th man, but I think he could be a really good role player.
Nah his intensity and passion for the game is like MKG but he reminds me alot of Tony Allen. Guys like victor, Allen, and MKG are rare. They are not theist talented players on the court but they play 150% every game and never take plays off.
Yeah thats definitely a better comparison. Would love to see Oladipo develop into a better offensive player... I think he could do it.
i think oladipos offensive game has come a long way since he first came to indiana tho, i mean he can hit the occasional 3 now and hes so athletic that it leads to a lot of fastbreak dunks and layups, i know the offensive skills arnt there but if he can get 10-13 ppg off of that then that is ok in my book
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I think he is a poor mans Tony Allen. Tony Allen was a pretty big offensive threat at Ok St. I think Olafipos offense is severely lacking and will hold him back for awhile when it comes to holding on to a roster spot in the league.
How is his offense severely lacking? Just bc he gets most of his points off of easy baskets? He breaks down defenders and uses his length, athleticism and speed to get those buckets. If anything that just makes him a smarter, harder working player. He gets 15 without being the focal point of a team. He has improved so much and really become a smart and efficient offensive player. His perimeter skills are solid for a two and you know he won't be a go to guy anyway so it's not like they have to be so great. He will be a really solid player even if he only contributes on defense, energy and easy buckets so idt he will be held back from it.
Sorry for the rant lol I just love IU and have watched this guy so closely from the beginning. Dan Dakich wasn't joking when he said Oladipo has been IUs best player
Why a poor man's Tony Allen? Outside of handling the ball a bit better, college TA doesn't do anything that much better than the current Oladipo. Unlike TA, Oladipo doesn't have that ugly hitch in his jumper and he's already made major strides in his shooting. He's already improved his ball-handling enough to slash and lead breaks as well.
Whatever the next step Oladipo needed to take was, he's taken it and he's looking more like a legit 1st rounder.
And I agree with Dakich. Considering what he brings on both ends of the floor, Oladipo has been the Hoosier's best player.
It is just my opinion on it. Tony Allen in college was someone you could give the ball to and make a play. He was a conference player of the year. Also, we have what, a 12 game sample against mostly inferior competition of Victor shooting the ball well? I will take his first few years of college as the sample size. Yes, I'm sure he has improved but I refuse to say he is ok offensively until he keeps this level of play up during conference play.
Reminds me a little of Mickael Pietrus
I can agree with the poor mans Tony Allen since Tony was a better scorer/player and he was only a Soph at the time where as Victor is a Jr