Victor Oladipo: Point Guard or Shooting Guard
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: It seems to be an inexhaustible and unyielding question. And not surprisingly, the judgments are mixed.
Oladipo is a versatile guard – insinuating he can be effective regardless of his assignment.
If you need him to run the point, create opportunities for others and be more of a floor leader, Oladipo appears to have the poise and headship qualities to be successful in this role. If, on the other hand, you need him to be more of a scorer and attacker, Oladipo showed in college he is proficient at those chores.
The Magic are likely to dip Vic’s hand in every task imaginable in his rookie season. They are not asking him to be a savior this year. Rather, the plan is to have Oladipo explore his strengths and weaknesses so that in a few years when Orlando is ready to compete for a title he is capable of doing pretty much anything asked of him.