Victor Oladipo is becoming a star in the NBA, and he's doing it in a hurry.
The former Indiana guard has turned in back-to-back performances that most players only dream of. And he's done it against two of the NBA's best teams.
His last two games:
At Chicago: 33 points, 11-17 FG, 3-4 3-pointers, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Vs. Houston: 32 points, 12-19 FG, 3-4 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals
Perhaps the most significant part of Oladipo's last two games? Both were wins for Orlando, and team that has struggled in his first year and a half in the league.
In only his second year in the NBA, Oladipo is averaging 16.1 points, 3.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. He has nine games of 20 or more points and has played only 33 games because of injury.
If Oladipo can continue to knock down 3-pointers at the rate he has over the last two games, he becomes very difficult to guard. That's something he hadn't done consistently until this current stretch.