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A tall glass of Von Wafer, anyone?


Hey,

What's up Magic faithful? I'm thoroughly enjoying the return of NBA action (as I 'm no longer relegated to scouring youtube top ten videos and intermittent summer league/ charity game highlights for my regular basketball fix), and our Team in Blue is off to a fast start. With a new influx of players and remaining core of hoopers left to mesh together to form some semblance of a contending squad, there's been many question marks left to be answered in Magic Nation.

A surprising moment came this summer though when fan favorite Brandon Bass was shipped out to the Green Elyssian fields(where ballers go to die, err grow old and retire) in exchange for Big (don't call me Baby) Davis and Vakeaton Quamar (just call me Von) Wafer. The reasoning behind the deal boiled down to Davis being a player on Dwight Howard's wish list of wanting to team up with, to provide championship experience(yea, I guess he did happen to be there at the same time the C's took the Chip), rebounding and gritty defense. The "throw-in" to this particular deal is a relative mysterious quantity by the last name of Wafer, and we know all about throw-ins in trades (please refer to New Jersey- Orlando trade for Vince Carter and "throw in" Ryan Anderson).

So who exactly is Von Wafer? This is his seventh team to be exact, with trips along the way which include both L.A. teams, the Rockets, and the Celtics, and yet it's still hard to get a good gauge on him. From what I can derive of him with my own eyes so far, he sure looks like he could be a tall glass of baller juice off the bench for an Orlando squad in need of capable scorers and creators. Any time he's seen burn on the court I've seen an energized guard with a quick handle capable of diving fearlessly into the lane for multiple scoring opportunities. His defense looks average (so make yourself at home, you're now a Magic guard) but Dwight tends to clean up a lot of mistakes on that end regardless, and with that kind of athleticism I'm sure Von will learn the nuances of Stan Van's defensive system.

My question to Magic faithful then:

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