Victor Oladipo vs. Jrue Holiday, offensively
Oladipo did not play much last season (we will get into that) so we are going to take numbers from the last three seasons, at least offensively, to get an entire picture.
Both Oladipo and Holiday offer great third scoring options for the Lakers and create a reality in which the Lakers could get 75 points a night from their big three of LeBron, AD and Holiday/Oladipo.
Over the last three seasons, Holiday is averaging 19.7 points per game while Oladipo is averaging 20.7 points per game. The ceiling is slightly higher for Oladipo as a scorer, as he has the highest single-season scoring average of the two.
Neither are necessarily elite three-point shooters, though, which is interesting in today’s NBA. Holiday is shooting a combined 33.8% from beyond the arc over the last three seasons (35.3% last season) while Oladipo is shooting a combined 35.5% from beyond the arc.
Again, Oladipo has a slightly higher ceiling as a three-point shooter.
However, what really swing the pendulum closer towards Holiday is the fact that he can be both the primary ball-handler and a secondary ball-handlers more comfortably than Oladipo. Oladipo is better as the secondary ball-handler and is not someone who frequently takes the ball up court acting as the point guard.
Holiday can do that and fits in nicely as the Lakers’ one guard as a result. He is someone who can play off-ball when LeBron James is on the court but then can also help lead the offense with LeBron off the court.
Holiday was better offensively (at least analytically) before Lonzo Ball came to New Orleans and took over the role as the primary ball-handler. He absolutely is capable of doing so, whereas it is more of a stretch with Oladipo.