Orlando Magic Rumors
Josh Robbins: Vucevic: “It’s definitely a very important year for us. After a couple of tough seasons where we haven’t been very successful as a team… I think it’s time for us to turn it around and have a better year.”
One NBA general manager who spoke to the Heat said Heat brass realized Shabazz Napier “was not good enough. At that size (6-1), you have to be really quick or a very good shooter, and he’s neither.”… Please see the last post for details on Josh Richardson’s signing.
“We need to get to the playoffs this year,” point guard Elfrid Payton told Basketball Insiders earlier this month. “There’s no more time for, ‘Next year… Next year…’ The time is now. We need to step up our games and be ready to play.”
The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Shabazz Napier and cash considerations from Miami in exchange for a conditional 2016 second round draft pick, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Napier (6’1”, 175, 7/14/91) played in 51 games as a rookie last season, averaging 5.1 ppg. and 2.5 apg. in 19.8 minpg., while shooting 36.4 percent from three-point range. Napier scored in double-figures in six straight games between Nov. 16-25 and notched a career-high 18 points on Feb. 20 at New York. He had a season-best eight assists on Feb. 11 at Cleveland. Napier underwent sports hernia surgery on Apr. 1.
Bobby Marks: As @Jeff Zillgitt reports ORL 2nd rd pick in 2016, protected 31-55 goes to MIA. The team receiving something must also send something back. The 2nd rd. pick in 2016, protected 31-55 has the same value to monopoly money. MIA will not see that pick unless ORL has a top 5 record.