Number of games Victor Oladipo will start in during 2013-14 season: 30.5
Cohen’s Analysis: OVER
It will inevitably take time for Oladipo to adapt to the NBA’s grueling competition, rigorous schedule and the juggling of both guard positions. However, considering he is far more experienced than most rookies after playing three years in college, Oladipo is likely to adjust rather rapidly.
While he may not be projected to start at the beginning of the season, eventually he will probably warrant an upgrade. And obviously there is always potential for nicks and bruises to sideline Jameer Nelson and/or Arron Afflalo throughout the course of the year.
Things will get really interesting for Jacque Vaughn and his staff if Oladipo dazzles in the preseason and shows he deserves to be part of the starting cast on opening night in Indiana on Oct. 29.