Victor Oladipo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tobias Harris, Victor Oladipo invited to USA Select Team, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Orlando Magic standouts Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will reportedly join Team USA in Las Vegas to train with it in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Harris and Oladipo are part of the Select Team. Other members of the Select Team include..." July 18

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    As expected, Victor Oladipo will play in the summer league for the Magic but not necessarily all the games, Hennigan said.

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic G Victor Oladipo WILL NOT play tonight vs. #Spurs because of a sore left ankle.

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    Orlando Magic @Orlando_Magic

    Victor Oladipo (sore left ankle) and Jameer Nelson (illness) are out tonight against the @HoustonRockets. #letsgomagic #magiclive

  • Magic’s Victor Oladipo: ‘I want to be one of the greatest to ever play this game’

    Orlando Sentinel "The Magic were missing more than Glen “Big Baby” Davis. Arron Afflalo, their best backcourt player, and Nik Vucevic, their best frontcourt player, were also not in the game during the second overtime against the New York Knicks Friday night. Good thing Victor Oladipo showed up, fashionably..." February 22

  • Victor Oladipo could remain a combo guard

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "e Orlando Magic reconvened at the Amway Center practice court Monday following the All-Star Break, where they prepared for the post-All-Star portion of their schedule. Orlando hits the road for six of its next seven games, beginning Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Here's a look at..." February 17

  • Defending dunk-contest champion Terrence Ross names his desired challengers

    Pro Basketball Talk "If Paul George can stump for his desired dunk-contest field – even if he likely has no real attention of participating – the event’s defending champion should have a say, too. The man who can do this probably knows a little something about dunking. So, Terrence Ross, who should join you in..." January 26

  • Magic beat 76ers 105-94 behind big games by Afflalo, Vucevic and Oladipo

    Orlando Sentinel "With almost one month of the regular season completed, the Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams and the Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo have emerged as the leading candidates for 2013-14 NBA Rookie of the Year honors. Carter-Williams probably leads that race. But Oladipo and his..." November 28

  • Victor Oladipo Playing Like a Rookie

    Presto in the Paint "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..." November 23

  • Rookie Victor Oladipo throws down 360-degree slam on the break in Magic win over Nets

    Yahoo! Sports "Coming into his first NBA season, the buzz surrounding No. 2 overall draft pick Victor Oladipo centered mostly on his commitment to putting defensive pressure on perimeter players and his ability to thrill crowds with his athleticism off the bounce and on the fast break. It is possible, however,..." November 04

  • Nike signs Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter, and Cody Zeller to Jordan Brand

    CBSSports.com "Jordan Brand by Nike announced its rookie signings on Wednesday. Today, the Jordan Brand (@Jumpman23) announced that Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo), Otto Porter Jr. and Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) have all joined the Jordan family. All three will start the season in Jordan Prime.Fly..." October 31

  • Victor Oladipo's energy sets tone as the Magic edge the Pistons 87-86

    Orlando Sentinel "Even impartial observers Sunday night had to feel sorry for Detroit Pistons rookie Peyton Siva. Injuries to other Pistons guards forced Siva to play 47 minutes. It would've been tough under any circumstances. But here's what made it even rougher: Siva spent about 25 of those minutes chasing..." October 20

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    As expected Victor Oladipo ran the point during at least some of the team's scrimmaging today. No surprise there.

  • Victor Oladipo will play point guard in 2013/14, Orlando GM confirms

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Speaking to Orlando Magic season ticket-holders at an exclusive event on Thursday general manager confirmed the team's worst-kept secret: it intends to use first-round NBA Draft choice Victor Oladipo at point guard in his rookie season. "We see that as the future of the league" Hennigan..." September 16

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    Orlando Magic @Orlando_Magic

    Magic GM Rob Hennigan: "We are going to play @VicOladipo at both guard spots ... we see that as the future of the league."

  • Rookie Oladipo in PG mix with Nelson

    Orlando Sentinel "Ever since the Magic traded fading Steve Francis late in the 2006 season – former GM Otis Smith hoodwinking the New York Knicks – Jameer Nelson has not been challenged as the starter. The club obviously wants that to change at some juncture. Riding shotgun for years with Dwight Howard Nelson..." August 31

  • Durant-Oladipo battle at Goodman League Classic

    CSN Washington "Further proof of Victor Oladipo's ascension from unheralded DeMatha prospect to the No. 2 overall in the NBA Draft came Sunday night at his former High School - against Kevin Durant. Look past the high-rising guard's inclusion in the Goodman League Roundball Classic. Even with several future..." August 26

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    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Also hearing that Toronto is looking to grab the No. 2 pick. Not sure who they're targeting, but Oladipo is an educated guess....

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @cavsdan!!!

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    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • Magic could get defensive by drafting Victor Oladipo

    Fox Sports Florida "Not to disparage Mike Miller, J.J. Redick or Courtney Lee, but the Orlando Magic haven’t used a first-round draft pick on a truly tough, defensive-minded shooting guard since Nick Anderson. On the eve of the franchise’s 25th anniversary, Indiana’s Victor Oladipo could bring things full..." June 22

  • Pelicans general manager in Washington to evaluate shooting guard Victor Oladipo

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps traveled to Washington on Friday to get a thorough evaluation of Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo, league sources confirmed. Oladipo's draft stock appears to be dropping and he could be available when the Pelicans select at No. 6 in next..." June 22

  • Oladipo shows range in workout for Pelicans

    CSN Washington "For a soon-to-be lottery pick, Victor Oladipo manages to balance more than a chip on his broad shoulders. He has several. “There are a lot of people they believe are way better than me in this draft. There’s a lot of people who say I’m pretty much overrated and stuff like that,” Oladipo told..." June 22

  • Embracing small ball doesn't mean Wiz take Oladipo

    CSN Washington "On June 27, the Wizards will take part in the 2013 NBA draft. Currently the owner of picks 3, 38 and 54, the franchise could go in almost any direction with those selections - including trading them - as Washington attempts a sincere playoff push. Washington's primary needs, some of which can..." June 20

  • Cavs reportedly hosting McLemore, Porter Jr., Oladipo and Franklin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers declined to confirm a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that they were hosting a pre-draft workout for Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. and Indiana guard Victor Oladipo here on Wednesday. ESPN's Chad Ford reported that San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin also..." June 19

  • Indiana’s Victor Oladipo declines invitation to work out at Verizon Center

    Washington Post "If the Wizards want to see Indiana junior swingman and former DeMatha standout Victor Oladipo, they will have to come to him and not the other way around. According to multiple league sources with knowledge of the situation, Oladipo has declined the Wizards’ invitation to work out at Verizon..." June 16

  • Flip Saunders Attempting to Move Up in Draft to Grab Victor Oladipo

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Since taking over the decision-making responsibilities in the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office in early May, Flip Saunders has traveled to New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami and most recently Italy for work-related reasons. He can now add Washington D.C. to that list. According to a..." June 14

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    NBA GM on Indiana G Victor Oladipo: "Great D. But lots of guys in this draft will average 8 or 9 points for their career. He'a one of them."

  • Why the Washington Wizards Should Draft Victor Oladipo

    Bleacher Report "The Portland Trailblazers selected Sam Bowie with the No. 2 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft over Michael Jordan because they already had Clyde Drexler. This was quite possibly the biggest mistake in the history of sports. The Washington Wizards held the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and selected..." June 03

  • Indiana’s Victor Oladipo more than just a lockdown defender

    SI.com "Victor Oladipo is coming off perhaps the best junior breakout season since UConn’s Kemba Walker exploded back in 2010-11. Already well established as a lockdown perimeter defender, Oladipo made huge strides on the offensive side of the ball this past season, and that has catapulted him high into..." June 03

  • Advanced metrics raise questions about Victor Oladipo's defense

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Indiana shooting guard Victor Oladipo has shot up Draft boards in recent weeks, ESPN Insider Chad Ford said Tuesday, as he impresses NBA decision-makers with his poise and maturity during pre-draft interviews. Ford said Oladipo could be a possibility for the Orlando Magic when they pick second..." June 02

  • Oladipo to Suns gains traction in new mock drafts

    Fox Sports Arizona "The always-insightful folks at NBAdraft.net released an updated NBA mock draft on Thursday, and this one features a few projections worth noting. • The Suns have an obvious need at the wing spots, and NBAdraft.net has Phoenix going with 6-foot-4 Indiana uber-athlete Victor Oladipo, likely a..." June 01

  • Indiana's Victor Oladipo is a draft option for Phoenix

    Arizona Republic "Victor Oladipo leaves wood floors like they are trampolines to the extent that a missed dunk was highlight worthy. A mid-air maneuver like that one appropriately got him into basketball. He said he fell in love with the game during the 1991 NBA Finals and that his future was cinched once he saw..." May 27

  • Not much movement after pre-Draft combine

    NBA.com "This will have a very short shelf life, before the May 21 lottery sets the order for the top 14 and team needs are weighed as part of the first true mock draft released that night, but it is an important update after the Chicago pre-draft combine as the largest annual gathering of NBA teams and..." May 21

  • Work ethic took Indiana's Victor Oladipo from off the radar to lottery pick

    Detroit Free Press "Not many were calling Victor Oladipo a potential top-10 draft pick when he was a freshman defensive specialist at Indiana. The general consensus was that he had to improve offensively to be considered an NBA prospect. Guess NBA teams already have an idea of Oladipo’s work..." May 18

  • Victor Oladipo says he'd be good fit with Pistons

    Detroit News "Going through the rigorous interview process for the NBA draft combine can be stressful enough without having a team play what can be perceived as mind games to boot. That seems to be what the Pistons did with former Indiana guard Victor Oladipo during their interview, but Oladipo called the..." May 18

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Both Ben McLemore and Victor Oladipo said they have interviews scheduled with Pistons for tonight.

  • Indiana's Victor Oladipo declares for NBA Draft

    Sporting News "Victor Oladipo, Sporting News' college basketball player of the year, announced Thursday that he is leaving Indiana early to enter the NBA Draft. Oladipo has not signed with an agent yet. Oladipo had a breakout year in which he led the Hoosiers to 29 wins, their first outright Big Ten regular..." May 05

  • Indiana Hoosiers’ Victor Oladipo Could Be Great In the NBA

    Rant Sports "Entering the 2012-13 college basketball season, Cody Zeller was being regarded as the best player for the Indiana Hoosiers. There really wasn’t even a close second. Zeller had a great season, but Victor Oladipo stepped up his game for the Hoosiers and was arguably the best player on this team at..." May 05

  • How does Indiana replace Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo?

    SB Nation "The Indiana Hoosiers experienced a long journey back to relevancy in the college basketball world. Now, with coach Tom Crean leading the charge, IU returned to the top-seed line for the 2013 NCAA Tournament and have their eyes set on another big season in 2013-14. The Hoosiers will lose a lot..." May 05

  • Nerlens Noel remains this year's best player

    Sporting News "With the playoffs underway at long last, the 14 teams who won’t be participating in this year’s postseason will turn their focus to the offseason, starting with the draft. While this is not supposed to be a draft with overwhelming talent, there will be some good finds among the incoming rookies...." May 05

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