DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle paid homeage to Orlando Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo the best way he knew how when the Dallas Mavericks' coach placed him among this year's bumper crop of rookies.
"I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that he’s one of the guys that’s going to be in the hunt for Rookie of the Year,'' Carlisle said after Sunday's practice at American Airlines Center. "We're looking forward to
playing against him, because we need to play against good players.
"That’s how we get better.''
The Mavs (1-1) host Oladipo and the Magic at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the AAC. Oladipo was the No. 2 overall pick in this past June's NBA Draft.
-- Dwain Price
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