Originally Posted by Brondiesel
Glad Orlando's playing well but whats going on with Oladipo?
He's regressed and his shot isn't falling at all. He's shooting more 3's and hitting a worse percentage, which isn't a recipe for success when he wasn't a great 3 point shooter to begin with. He's shooting 26% and taking like 3.5 a game, ridiculous. He's rebounding better, but that's about it.
I don't know what Orlando plans on doing. They missed out on a superstar in the draft and now they're good enough not to get a top pick (plus they couldn't exactly be bad forever). They don't have a big enough collection of young prospects to trade for a big time FA without depleting their team. Maybe see if someone wants to buy low on Oladipo + Tobias + picks. Or you hope you can snag a guy with new FA money.
If Oladipo was a better offensive player, then maybe you run him as your 6th man but he's hardly the instant offense/6th man when he's shooting that poorly. He was playing well for a few games off the bench but he hasn't turned it around yet.