Tobias Harris Could Be Underrated But Great Addition to Orlando Magic
There were a fair amount of people that questioned the trade package that the Orlando Magic received from the Milwaukee Bucks in the J.J. Redick deal. The Magic received Beno Udrih, Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris in return for Redick. Though that might not be the greatest haul, there is still some promise in those players, particularly Harris.
While with the Bucks, Harris appeared in only 28 games and played only 11.6 minutes per game. In that limited time, Harris managed to put up 4.9 points, two rebounds and 0.5 assists per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. That means that Harris averaged 15.1 points, 1.4 assists and 6.3 boards per 36 minutes while he was in Milwaukee.
It was never a matter of production with Harris while he was with the Bucks, but mostly about not receiving the opportunity. However, with Orlando looking to build around a nucleus of young developing talent, Harris fits right in as he’s only 20 years old and in his second year in the NBA.
In the one game that Harris has played with the Magic, he saw 25 minutes of floor-time. In those 25 minutes, he was able to put up 14 points, three block and six rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor. If those were his averages for an entire season, Harris would have one of the best Player Efficiency Ratings in the league at 23.2
Harris has an opportunity to show off his skills in Orlando and prove that he was only underutilized in Milwaukee as opposed to not being able to cut it in the pros. As the Magic are rebuilding and getting young players experience, Harris should be able to shine.