Oladipo said he can hardly wait for the games to begin, and he spent some of his time this past weekend watching other rookies from his draft class make their NBA debuts in preseason games. He said he’s surprised himself how well he’s been able to keep his jitters and excitement in check, but all bets are off when it comes to playing an actual game. For now, though he’s just enjoying the process and bracing for the battles ahead when veteran players challenge him to see how he will respond.

``Everything is good so far. This first week did kind of go by fast. Father Time waits for no man,’’ he said with a laugh. ``I’m just going to keep working hard and keep staying focused because the season is around the corner.’’

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