David Thorpe: Oladipo should learn from Wade

“It’s the craft part that Oladipo needs to study the most — seeing when to speed up, when to slow down, when to try the Euro-step, etc. — because finishing at a high level requires more than just jumping high when you are shorter than 6-foot-6. Recognizing opportunities to race is also a Wade specialty, something Oladipo often misses out on in games.”

David Thorpe of ESPN Insider

The Oladipo and Wade comparisons are not going to end any time soon. It has been a major storyline of his rookie year. But Thorpe makes a good point. Oladipo still seems like he is playing at breakneck speed and while the game has slowed down for him, there is another level of control he must gain.