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My Short Analysis of Oladipo (Draft)

After watching Indiana play during this year's NCAA tournament I would say choosing him with the Wizards potential early-mid lottery choice would be a mistake.

Oladipo's athleticism and defensive ability has been highly noted throughout the year as being one of the best if not the best in the country, but these supposed strengths were shown to be weaknesses throughout Indiana's games versus Temple and Syracuse.

Against Temple, Oladipo's matchup was against the tournaments leading scorer Khalif Wyatt and he did absolutely nothing to slow him down. Wyatt scored 31 points with a 50% Field Goal Percentage. Against Syracuse, Oladipo was to cover Michael Carter-Williams. Williams scored 24 points on 9-19 shooting so again Oladipo was not able to stifle the opponent's top scorer.

I do not doubt that Oladipo is a great leaper but as for his lateral quickness and defensive ability that was much hyped I was not impressed. I think it would be a mistake to expect him to translate such poor defense into the NBA where defense is arguably much more difficult. In my (probably bias) opinion his skills were being compared to that of Big Ten athletes who tend to be a bit slower, but more so that the tempo of basketball in the Big Ten is so slow that it benefited how people saw his athleticism.

I know we are looking for somebody at the 3 potentially to add thru the draft, but I think choosing Victor would be a mistake.

So I will leave it to the people of the forum to see if they agree or just think I'm crazy :

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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