Shabazz Muhammad was an extremely hyped-up player out of high school and has disappointed everyone since.
Muhammad was able to dominate in college because of his NBA body and relied on that rather than skills that would translate to the NBA. Muhammad has struggled greatly in the NBA and has been sent down the D-League for short stints.
Muhammad has become a mediocre role player for the Timberwolves, nothing close to what many projected of him coming out of high school.
Muhammad is what he is, a solid driver who has a weak shot. Muhammad has no distinguishable positive qualities and his career stats do not jump off the page (9.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game).
Muhammad could find a fit on a decent amount of other teams, but he would be a dreadful fit on the Magic.
The Magic cannot afford to add another interior-centered player with no shot. The Magic already struggle to create lanes, and they must add shooters, not guys who would damage the limited spacing they have.
There are some key differences between a player like Muhammad and another non-shooting driver like Tyreke Evans.
Evans is a much better playmaker and better passer, while Muhammad has barely even registered assists. Further, Evans has shown progress as a shooter, while Muhammad has not.
Adding Muhammad would just limit others’ playing time while adding no clear positives to the team.
Muhammad has talent to spend, but he is not likely a good fit for the Magic. Especially if he commands a hefty price.