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Harper Replacing Rashard

It was time to hear the Orlnado Magic’s first pick in the draft. I quickly wished for someone who could back up Dwight. ” The Magic have selected Justin Harper” was the sentence. Although Harper will not be able to back up Howard there is something else he will bring to the Orlando table, his shooting. Harper plays just like former Magic star Rahard Lewis. Maybe the Magic have noticed they need Lewis back so they got the next best thing. They got a guy just like him. Here is my point.

Justin Harper is 6’10” just like Shard and has an amazing shooting ability. Justin is basically a clone of Lewis. The only thing thats really different is that Harper went to college (at Richmond). This may have helped Harper perfect his art and get prepared for the NBA, but Lewis came right out of high school. I was shocked when Harper didn’t go in the first round with his athleticism and other teams looking for small forwards. Harper(if he gets good enough) could soon start for Magic so that they could trade Hedo for someone acctually worth something.

Magic filled another void in drafting DeAndre Liggins. Liggins (a shooting guard out of Kentucky) looks this season to help the Magic with his solid perimeter defense. Perimeter Defense is something the Orlando orginazation has been lacking for a while and greatly need to improve on. Liggins definitely makes up for what Magic guard J.J. Reddick can’t do.

Magic was very smart with their picks by getting people that can acctually help them.


4 responses

  1. A smart draft pick that no one paid attention to. This makes the Magic much better than they were before.

    June 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

  2. I live in Richmond, VA and am an alumni of both UofR and VCU. Justin Harper is a great pickup – I think the Orlando Magic will be very happy. He’s got nice size but like you said, he is a great shooter.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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