Oladipo is not only trying to make the transition from college to the pro ranks, but he’s also charged with handling the switch from being a star point guard at Indiana University to being a point guard with the Magic. And seven games into the No. 2 pick’s professional career he is still admittedly very much a work in progress.

Oladipo’s raw numbers (11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals) are solid. But it’s the execution of the point guard position, where he’s turned the ball over (28) more times than he’s handed out assists (23), that has caused some bumps in the road. He’s shot the ball poorly and had three turnovers in each of the past two games – both Magic losses to Boston and Atlanta.

In many ways, Oladipo’s play has been a barometer for the Magic so far this season. He was never better than in Orlando’s three-game winning streak that included impressive victories against Brooklyn and the Los Angeles Clippers. But with their prized rookie sputtering of late, Orlando has dropped its past two games.



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