``I want to be great,’’ he stressed. ``I’m not satisfied at all. These guys (on the Magic) aren’t (satisfied) either. They want to be great, too. We want this organization to be great. But we’ve got to realize it’s not going to happen overnight.’’

That’s been extremely evident to Oladipo, who said late Friday night that playing in the NBA is much more different and difficult that he envisioned last year when he was sitting in his apartment at Indiana University watching on television. But to a man, Magic players and coaches have been impressed with the rookie’s ability to play his way out of funks and keep plugging away even when things don’t initially go his way.

``He plays with great poise. I’ve always talked about playing forward and he’s a guy who does that,’’ Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said. ``Even in the fourth quarter where we had a deficit you could see his will to get himself going and his teammates going and not let the play before affect the now. He has a great temperament to continue to play.’’

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