The Orlando Magic may have lost to the Portland Trailblazers last night, but rookie Victor Oladipo gave them plenty of hope for the future. After Arron Afflalo couldn’t handle a Victor Oladipo entry pass, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum ran out on the fast break, with Oladipo as the only line of defense. A sure two points were quickly erased as Oladipo stayed home and erased a Damian Lillard dunk attempt. Check out the Victor Oladipo block video below:
This wasn’t some lucky play. Oladipo’s defense is his calling card and he averages 0.7 blocks per game, an incredible rate for a nominal point guard. Of course in typical Magic fashion, this highlight was surrounded by two poor plays. Arron Afflalo followed his turnover up with a weak lay-up attempt that was sent back by Batum.
This wasn’t the first highlight block of Oladipo’s career. In December he took on Carmelo Anthony and emerged on top. He’s developing a reputation of not backing down from even the biggest starts and it is clear that the Magic have a gem on their hands.
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