Victor Oladipo explains why he believes Miami Heat's defense can be 'very special' - Heat Nation

Victor Oladipo explains why he believes Miami Heat’s defense can be ‘very special’

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Miami Heat newcomer Victor Oladipo has proven to be capable of being an offensive dynamo throughout his NBA career.

Beyond that, he can also be a dominant guard on the defensive side. On the heels of a four-game winning streak, Oladipo discussed why he thinks the Heat defense can flourish.

“It’s probably the first time we have guys who can guard so many positions and do so many different things defensively, that we can make it tough for teams,” Oladipo said as the Heat prepare for a game against Memphis Grizzlies.

For Oladipo, he believes that being surrounded by other elite defenders, such as Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, will lift the team up as a whole. In fact, he believes it can be downright special.

“I think the biggest thing is you can just let it all hang out defensively,” he said. “And when I say that, you could really, really go at your guy, knowing that you have guys behind you that can help, knowing that you have guys behind you that can switch, guys behind you that can rotate.

“It’s so many entities in our defense that make it tough for guys. So I think that’s why it’s special and can be very special.”

Oladipo has only played in two games for the Heat. In those games, he’s averaged 7.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.

Surely, his production will increase as his comfort within the Heat’s system grows. While defense may be something that the Heat can rely on for now, they’ll surely look to integrate Oladipo into the offense further in the coming weeks leading up to the postseason.

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