2011 NBA Draft Grades: Magic Trade For Justin Harper, Hear Crickets

The Orlando Magic are always in play for a major trade; with Dwight Howard threatening to leave, the tension has never been higher. Something tells me the Magic's 2011 NBA Draft trade doesn't change a thing.

Gained: Justin Harper, Deandre Liggins.

Gave up: Two future second round picks. 

Synopsis: Harper is a solid prospect, a stretch big man who fits the Magic's system and could find himself in the mix at power forward, depending on what other trades Orlando pulls. It remains to be seen whether Harper can go all the way out to three-point range like Rashard Lewis or if he'll be limited to 18-footers like Brandon Bass; either should help in some way.

Liggins will compete with former teammate Daniel Orton for playing time/D-League assignments. That should be fun.

Grade: B. Can't fault them for a lack of major action.

For more on the Magic, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post.

Hit our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage of the aftermath.

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