Harris, Orlando’s sweet-shooting power forward, was going through a similar circumstance just three years ago when he was a rookie after jumping to the NBA following just one season at the University of Tennessee. Harris said the fact that the Magic have so many young players can be a benefit for Oladipo because much of the team knows exactly what he’s going through right now. He said he’s been impressed with Orlando’s rookie guard has handled all of the challenges thrown his way so far in training camp.
``There’s a focus from him to get better. As a young player playing a new position at point guard or the (shooting) guard, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s going to be different for him, but he’s doing a great job of working hard and learning his spots and getting his team going,’’ Harris noted. ``I see a guy who plays hard, plays with a lot of passion and heart.
``The main thing to help him through the process is to let him know that he’s doing a good job, which he is,’’ Harris continued. ``At the same time, we’ve told him to not think too much and go play. Coach Vaughn will let you play your game, so go be comfortable. But it’s tough being in your rookie year and learning new concepts offensively and defensively. He’s doing a great job with it.’’