Denton: Sensational Performance Not Satisfying Enough For Oladipo


By John Denton
Jan. 16, 2014

ORLANDO – Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo played 57 minutes on Wednesday – the most of any NBA rookie in almost 60 years – yet he couldn’t sleep afterward and said his overriding emotion was more so anger than fatigue.

It didn’t matter so much to Oladipo that he had just become the first rookie in Magic history to record 35 points and eight assists in a game. He was frustrated that he had just one basket in three overtime periods and that Orlando dropped a triple-OT thriller to the Chicago Bulls.

It was, in the words of head coach Jacque Vaughn, Oladipo’s best night as a professional basketball player, yet the rookie wanted more and expected more out of himself.

``Overall, I was mad at the result and mad at myself for not being as aggressive as I could have been in the overtimes,’’ Oladipo said with a sigh. ``But it’s all a learning process for me.’’


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