Oladipo, the 6'5" guard out of Indiana, is not the go-to scorer that the Suns need. However, it isn't imperative that the Suns find that primary scoring option immediately in this draft class, and Oladipo still possesses too much talent in other areas to simply pass on him.
Oladipo is quite explosive, and his athleticism allows him to get out in the fast break and perform exciting, emphatic dunks. The Suns have seen attendance dropping in the past few seasons, and there weren't many highlights to please the crowd this past season either. But Oladipo could bring excitement to the US Airways Center once more with his highlight plays.
Also, he almost always takes smart shots, as evidenced by his crazy 60 percent field-goal shooting, and his 6.3 rebounds per game average is fantastic for a guard.
For the Suns, Oladipo could be used on offense as a great option to catch and shoot in the corner, do a backdoor cut and finish a play off the pass or thrill the crowd with an exciting alley-oop or dunk on a fast-break play.
Another quality that marks him as a potentially special prospect is his fantastic lockdown defense.
Oladipo led the Big Ten with 2.2 steals per game and a defensive rating of 86.9. He has enough defensive potential to come into the NBA and immediately be a force on the defensive end.
He may be one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, joining the ranks of players such as Avery Bradley, Iman Shumpert and Tony Allen. If all goes well, he would be contributing on the offensive end while being trusted to take on elite guards at the same time.