Key Stats and Honors
Points per game: 13.8
Rebounds per game: 4.6
Assists per game: 3.3
Field-Goal percentage: 44.6
Three-point percentage: 34.6
All-Rookie First Team
As long as Victor Oladipo is getting minutes, there's a good chance he's going to make an impact. He averaged 19 points a game in summer league, dominating the ball as a point guard and playmaker.
But when it counts in November, I'd expect Oladipo to return to his natural off-ball position. It would be hard to imagine him taking over for a veteran point guard.
And with NBA 2-guards much bigger and stronger than the ones in the Big Ten, Oladipo's offensive efficiency is likely to take a hit.
He's still going to pick up open-floor buckets and find his way to the rack. And based on what we saw in the Orlando Summer League, he's added some pull-up and step-back jumpers to his arsenal.
Jameer Nelson, Arron Afflalo, Tobias Harris, Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic will receive the majority of touches, but Oladipo should see his fair share of minutes and opportunities as a rookie.