“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.”
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.