To celebrate March Madness, Mike Prada of SBNation.com put together a college hoops-style MVP bracket for the 2013/14 NBA season. Each team had at least one representative in the 68-person bracket, with Victor Oladipo filling that role for the Orlando Magic.
Oladipo, the 15th seed in the Wings bracket, didn't advance in this tournament, falling to Indiana Pacers wingman Paul George, seeded second. George advanced to the Sweet 16 here before falling to James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
A Rookie of the Year candidate, Oladipo is averaging 13.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, four assists, and 1.6 steals per game on 51.1 percent True Shooting. George has posted monstrous numbers in his own right and will certainly enter the proverbial MVP discussion for his fourth professional campaign. The Fresno State product has posted per-game averages of 22.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.8 steals en route to earning his second straight All-Star selection.
George never competed in March Madness, but Oladipo did: his Indiana Hoosiers fell in the Sweet 16 in Oladipo's sophomore and junior seasons. NCAA team performance doesn't necessarily translate to NBA MVP success, at least not according to Prada.