One of the things I love about the NBA is to see players improve their game, grow as men, and find their niches and roles in the Association. With the Orlando Magic in rebuild mode how much fun as fans are we having? Think about it long gone are the days of Otis rolling with a stagnent and stale roster mired with zero financial flexibility. With our new regime in place establishing a sustainable and winning culture we now have the oppertunity to move assets at will. Advice for Orlando Magic fans be cautious in which players you become attached to!
As the NBA journey holds countless twist and turns for it's talented ranks. We as fans observe players value increase and decrease depending on any number of variables. I like to compare and analogize these peaks and valleys with the stock market. Being succsesful in the market depends on mastering the art of timing, value, human emotion, and sometimes just a little luck. The Magic may be entering a period of increased activity for some time to come as it relates to roster flux. This may be a nice forum for us to discuss potential assets for the Magic to invest in. Keep an open mind players discussed here run the full spectrum of roles in the NBA. They could be role players, backups, D league guys, or just anyone who could net our beloved franchise a profit!
Jimmer Fredette is my first example for the stock watch, Fredette by all accounts is available via trade. Sacramento is looking to clear cap space and this could be a nice buy low opportunity for Orlando. Selected 10th in the 2011 draft the young point guard doesn't fit the mold of a starter. Undersized, lacking elite quickness, he does possess one top notch attribute in his arsenal. " Kids a downright filthy shoota"!! He shot over 40% from 3 in 2012/13! His best long term fit in the league is as a backup point guard, he could flourish in such role. Not having to be pressured as much on the defensive end he could be a spark plug on the second unit, coming off the bench to light up the scoreboard! This player could be had for as little as a 2nd round pick with some salary relief sprinkled in. The Magic could give him ample playing time and either keep him for the bench or flip him in the future for a profit.
I look forward to comments and other suggestions for the Stock Watch!