When Victor Oladipo was taken second overall in the 2013 draft by the Orlando Magic, everyone assumed he would play shooting guard in the NBA. His 6-4 frame and 214 pounds projected perfectly for the NBA’s new wave of shooting guards.
However, over the summer, the Magic made it clear they would experiment with Oladipo by slotting him into a dynamic combo guard role.
As a result, Oladipo has been featured more at the point than at any time in his basketball life. Perhaps unfairly, Oladipo’s difficult transition to become a facilitator has been largely understated – likely as a product of fans assuming any elite athleticism can just learn the position.