Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo has had some problems offensively, but there seems to be some inclination by fans that Oladipo will not be able to become a great player simply because he is struggling like most rookies do when they enter the NBA.

Every rookie hits a wall over the course of an NBA season that he must overcome. For some rookies, the struggles take form in the beginning of the season where many rookies struggle with the speed of the game compared to college. Other rookies seem to hit the proverbial wall around half-way through the season due to the physical toll that an 82-game season tends to dish out. When it comes to Oladipo’s game, his struggles appear to be with the former, with turnovers and finishing at the basket being particular issues for the rookie.

Oladipo is averaging 4.5 turnovers per game, which is terrible, albeit in a limited sample size. To put those numbers in perspective, Houston Rockets guard James Harden led the NBA in turnovers last season averaging 3.8 turnovers per game.