ORLANDO, FL (WWBT) - Former Meadowbrook and Richmond Spider star Justin Harper was waived by the Orlando Magic on Saturday, as the team trimmed its roster in preparation for the regular season.
With Harper's limited minutes in the preseason, the move could be seen as expected, as Orlando hoped to make room for undrafted rookie DeQuan Jones, who has impressed the team during the preseason. Harper, meanwhile, averaged 13.6 minutes per game and four points per contest in seven preseason contests.
Harper was the 32nd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was sent to the Magic in a draft-night trade. He did not see much playing time during his rookie year and spent the off-season adjusting to a likely position change, as he was moved from power-forward to small-forward.
The former Spider's immediate future in the NBA is unknown. Many teams are cutting down their rosters as the regular season approaches.