He’s done mostly that in his first week of training camp, even though a bigger test will come Wednesday night when the Magic open their preseason schedule against the New Orleans Pelicans in Jacksonville. And on Friday, Oladipo will make his Amway Center debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers and all-star point guard Kyrie Irving.
Oladipo admitted that he’s made some mistakes in his first few NBA practices because he was excitedly hurrying through drills or impatient during scrimmage scenarios. While head coach Jacque Vaughn has preached to Oladipo the value of patience and consistency, he likes that his rookie embraces all challenges and usually does so with an internal motor that is constantly racing.
``I want him to keep going 1,000 (miles per hour) because that athleticism and that capability to go 1,000 (miles per hour) is what makes him great,’’ Vaughn said. ``Overall, he’s been good for us. He has a great ability to learn something and the next day apply it, so that’s pretty cool to see.’’