Report: Magic trading Shabazz Napier to Trail Blazers
LeBron James got Shabazz Napier to the Heat.
Since, the former Connecticut point guard has had a hard time sticking.
Miami traded him to the Magic for a top-55-protected second-round pick that never conveyed. Now, Orlando is dealing him to the Trail Blazers for another minimal return.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:
The Magic are finalizing a deal to send PG Shabazz Napier to Portland for cash considerations.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 5, 2016
Napier hasn’t made a dent in two seasons. The 6-foot-1 guard has looked hopeless finishing at the rim, and his lack of strength has been too much to overcome defensively.
Still, he’s just 24. The last time the Magic dumped a young untested player on Portland, the Trail Blazers got a steal in Maurice Harkless.