The Orlando Magic picked up Victor Oladipo and Romero Osby in the 2013 NBA Draft. Oladipo is regarded as a safe pick, one whose work ethic will prevent him from failing to live to his potential.
Here's a look at what some analysts had to say about Rob Hennigan's second draft as the Magic's general manager.
ESPN Insider's Chad Ford (A-):
Oladipo was my favorite player in the draft. Not only is he, in my opinion, a sure thing, but he still has upside, too. He'll bring it every hour of every day for a young, impressionable team.
The ESPN scribe adds that Hennigan "took a big step forward" in improving Orlando's "culture" with his performance Thursday.
Jonathan Tjarks of SB Nation:
Orlando continued its rebuilding process with the selection of Oladipo, one of the most improved players in college basketball. He went from a fringe first-round prospect as a sophomore to a top-3 pick as a junior. The Indiana guard is an elite athlete with a high motor who has a ton of polish in his game.
Tjarks gives Oladipo a B for upside, but Tom Ziller says he's an A for fit, while Mike Prada gives him an A- for his ability to make an immediate impact.
Adi Joseph of USA Today (B):
[Oladipo is] a high-character, high-energy player who also was the most exciting player in college basketball last season. He and Osby, who has a shot to make the team, show the Magic are taking defense seriously. But they may have played it too safe in the process.
We've heard from Oladipo himself. We've heard from Hennigan. We've heard from some experts. But now we want to hear from you.
In the poll below, please grade the Magic's pickups of Oladipo and Osby.
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