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Oladipo sure to leave IU?

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07:42 AM ET 04.03 | The Hoosiers have a math problem that Victor Oladipo may only slightly ease. While Indiana basketball fans await the decisions of [Oladipo] and Cody Zeller about entering the NBA, another issue looms: There are more players committed to the Hoosiers than scholarships. Indiana has 16 scholarship players for 13 spots. Even if Oladipo and Zeller leave, one player will still be left out. Zeller and Oladipo have until April 16 to withdraw from NBA consideration and retain college eligibility. While Oladipo, a junior and first-team All-America, seems sure to leave, Zeller, a sophomore and second-team all-America, might choose to return to get stronger and develop a power forward's game.

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April 3, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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neither project to be starters in the league, so......

Thank you I have been telling folks this about that Oladipo kid. I hope Joe D does not make the mistake and draft this kid.

April 3, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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Oladipo needs to finish his college. 1 more year and he can really get better. It's not a guarantee anymore that he will be good in the NBA. See Jeremy Lamb and Kidd-Gilchrist....

Really dumb comment. Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb will both be studs in the league. You really need to learn to evaluate talent before passing judgement based off of nothing.

April 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET

At today's salaries, it's difficult to condemn a player for leaving school. Another year of college, and Victor Oladipo could develop into a much better player. He could also be the next Kevin Ware.

April 3, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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At today's salaries, it's difficult to condemn a player for leaving school. Another year of college, and Victor Oladipo could develop into a much better player. He could also be the next Kevin Ware.

Very well put...

April 3, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Ready For The Next Step, Bros?

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April 3, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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How can that be dumb when we saw how high these 2 kids got drafted but yet they weren't playing that great in the NBA. Have you seen their stats and how much playing time they have for some of them? All I'm saying is that Oladipo should polish his game more and at the same time finish his 4 years since he is already finish w/ his 3rd year... So what's so dumb about that?

G-B,

Too soon to rate Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb. Gilchrist will be a good roll player with solid defense a glue guy that fills in all the pieces. We all know the last year draft was really about Davis as the creme of the crop. Lamb will eventually be a scorer but I think is a year or two away from showing what he can do. Rookies on a championship contending team very rarely get playing time. Especially when OKC has a SG like Martin there are no minutes for Lamb. If OKC doesn't trade Harden I believe we would be seeing much more of Lamb

April 3, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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you can never fault a kid for going pro and earning $the issue though is their ceilingsone more year likely won't improve them, and actually might hurt their draft position as they get more'exposed'

Exactly you have to cash in when the market is in your favor. Next year's draft could be much better depending on how the freshmen develop. They have Wiggins coming in who probably could leave after a freshmen depending on how well he plays

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April 3, 2013  02:28 PM ET
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Really dumb comment. Kidd-Gilchrist and Lamb will both be studs in the league. You really need to learn to evaluate talent before passing judgement based off of nothing.

LOL... +1

April 3, 2013  02:30 PM ET
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neither project to be starters in the league, so......

So what would you stay another year in school or get paid several $100,000? Peace out Hoosiers!

April 3, 2013  02:33 PM ET
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Very well put...

He can do that in the NBA while getting paid. Just because you stay another year in college DOES NOT mean you will develop into a great player. Big misconception! Hasheem Tabeet, JJ Reddick etc... Where is Adam Morrison? If your are good you are good school or not.

April 3, 2013  02:36 PM ET
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How can that be dumb when we saw how high these 2 kids got drafted but yet they weren't playing that great in the NBA. Have you seen their stats and how much playing time they have for some of them? All I'm saying is that Oladipo should polish his game more and at the same time finish his 4 years since he is already finish w/ his 3rd year... So what's so dumb about that?

... Because if YOU were put in that scenario YOU would not stay in school. You would chase the money to improve your standard of living instantly and I would applaud you.

April 3, 2013  03:23 PM ET
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... Because if YOU were put in that scenario YOU would not stay in school. You would chase the money to improve your standard of living instantly and I would applaud you.

G-B: FYI, Oladipo will have his degree at the end of this summer. What is to be gained by spending a 4th year in school?

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April 4, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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neither project to be starters in the league, so......

Doesn't matter.

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