Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Shabazz Napier

Nov 4, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson (3) is called for a foul as Orlando Magic guard Shabazz Napier (13) drives the ball during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson (3) is called for a foul as Orlando Magic guard Shabazz Napier (13) drives the ball during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 7, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic guard Shabazz Napier (13) looks to pass as Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas (11) defends during the second quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports /

Final Grade

PG. Orlando Magic. SHABAZZ NAPIER. F. <p>It is hard to say much was expected from Shabazz Napier this year. Whatever he could provide would seem to be a bonus. But in his second year, Napier had to begin showing signs that he could hold his own on a NBA court and had some redeemable NBA skill.</p><div class=

Napier got his opportunity. He was put in a role where the Magic had to rely on him. They got to see exactly what Napier could be. And he flopped.

He had his moments. He has NBA talent. But he was not able to put it all together consistently. His hold in the league is based more on his reputation right now than his actual skill.

Expectations were low, and yet somehow Napier was underwhelming. He did not hit his marks and did not cement his place in the league at all.

The things Napier is supposed to be good at, he just is not. It is hard to say what his NBA skill is.

The Magic have to wait one more year for him. Napier better have something to show in 2017.

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F

It is hard to say much was expected from Shabazz Napier this year. Whatever he could provide would seem to be a bonus. But in his second year, Napier had to begin showing signs that he could hold his own on a NBA court and had some redeemable NBA skill.

Napier got his opportunity. He was put in a role where the Magic had to rely on him. They got to see exactly what Napier could be. And he flopped.

He had his moments. He has NBA talent. But he was not able to put it all together consistently. His hold in the league is based more on his reputation right now than his actual skill.

Expectations were low, and yet somehow Napier was underwhelming. He did not hit his marks and did not cement his place in the league at all.

The things Napier is supposed to be good at, he just is not. It is hard to say what his NBA skill is.

The Magic have to wait one more year for him. Napier better have something to show in 2017.