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Victor Oladipo had the block of the season (Video)

Oh my goodness, Victor Oladipo.

The Orlando Magic may have lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 110-94 on Wednesday, but Oladipo did what he could to prevent that. The rookie second overall draft pick rejected a Damian Lillard dunk attempt during the fourth quarter of the game with his team down by eight.

Lillard was running in transition and the Blazers had a 2-on-1 fastbreak, yet Oladipo, despite running back to play defense and not having momentum, somehow was able to stuff Lillard. It was incredible.

This is now our favorite Oladipo highlight of the season, surpassing his dunk against the Hawks in November.

Victor Oladipo block Damian Lillard

This post is Crabman approved.

Victor Oladipo dunks all over the Atlanta Hawks (Video)

Victor Oladipo dunkVictor Oladipo threw down quite the rim rocker against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

The Orlando Magic rookie drove to the basket in the fourth quarter and dunked all over Al Horford AND Paul Millsap. If you watch the video, it looks like Jeff Teague was trying to funnel Oladipo to his bigs (either that or he’s incredibly lazy on defense), and Oladipo still yammed on both of them.

Oladipo finished with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and five assists in the Magic’s 109-92 road win. The No. 2 overall pick is averaging over 12 points per game and starting to pick up his field goal percentage. And he just added a couple of heads to his dunk victim mantle.

Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly want Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo IndianaVictor Oladipo was not mentioned as a potential No. 1 overall pick, but that does not mean that the Indiana guard is not highly coveted by NBA teams.

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported before the draft on Thursday that the Oklahoma City Thunder were pushing hard to trade with Orlando for the No. 2 overall pick so they could select Oladipo. Woj says they even attempted to acquire the No. 1 overall pick in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers but failed. Maybe they got the sense that the Magic wanted Oladipo and that they would have to jump ahead to No. 1 to get the IU guard.

Woj also reported that “everyone” in the lottery says “no one’s readiness for the NBA has impressed them more” than Indiana players Oladipo and Cody Zeller.

The chances of the Thunder pulling off a trade for Oladipo may be unlikely, but this is an important note. If a team really likes a player around draft time but is unable to select him, they may be inclined to trade for the player in the future.

Also, based on the draft success the Thunder have enjoyed, other teams should take note of which players they like. The Thunder drafted Kevin Durant in 2007; Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka in 2008; and James Harden in 2009. Keep in mind that Westbrook, Ibaka and Harden were considered gambles at the time.

If OKC really likes Oladipo, other teams should take the cue and lock in on him. I will add personally that I really liked Oladipo at Indiana and believe he is one of the top players in the draft. He is an above-average defender, good shooter, and he has excellent athleticism.