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Justin Harper
PF - 6'10, 225lbs - 34 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Signed in Japan - Signed with Koshigaya Alphas
  • Birthdate: 08/30/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Richmond
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Michael Siegel (Impact Sports)
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 32nd overall by Cleveland.
2011 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Cleveland to Orlando in exchange for a 2013 second round pick (#31, Allen Crabbe) and a 2014 second round pick (#33, Joe Harris).
16th August, 2011FranceSigned a one year contract with Strasbourg. Included opt-out clause upon end of the NBA lockout.
3rd December, 2011FranceOpted out to return to the NBA.
9th December, 2011NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
27th October, 2012NBAWaived by Orlando.
2nd November, 2012D-LeagueDrafted 3rd overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Idaho Stampede.
5th October, 2013IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Tel-Aviv
2nd September, 2014ItalySigned a one year contract with Avellino.
18th September, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.
26th October, 2015NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
15th November, 2015D-LeagueAcquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
24th February, 2016NBASigned a 10 day contract with Detroit.
5th March, 2016NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Detroit.
15th March, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
30th October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
3rd March, 2017NBASigned a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
13th March, 2017D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
9th May, 2017PhilippinesSigned for the remainder of the Commissioner's Cup with Globalport Batang Pier.
26th July, 2017FranceSigned a one year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
4th December, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by South Bay Lakers.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Richmond (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011Strasbourg (France)
December 2011 - October 2012Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2012 - June 2013Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2013Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2013Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
October 2013 - June 2014Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)
July 2014Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2014 - June 2015Avellino (Italy)
July 2015Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
July 2015Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
November 2015 - February 2016Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
February 2016 - March 2016Detroit Pistons (NBA)
March 2016 - March 2017Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
March 2017Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
March 2017 - May 2017Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
May 2017 - June 2017Globalsports Batang Pier (Philippines)
July 2017Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
July 2017 - June 2018ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
July 2018New York Knicks (Summer League)
December 2018 - presentSouth Bay Lakers (G-League)
Articles about Justin Harper

July 6, 2014

Justin Harper - Seems Stan Van Gundy is bringing in all the stretch fours from his Orlando days. Or at least, that's what Harper was projected to be. He has not shot the ball well from three point range since leaving Richmond, hitting only 31.9% of his threes last season with Hapoel Tel-Aviv in Israel, on his way to 10.4 point and 5.1 rebound averages. Nevertheless, Harper can stretch the floor a little bit, and put in on the floor as well. SVG apparently went with a stretch four in his Magic days because he had not, not because he wanted to, but now it seems it's all just his desire.

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July 8, 2013

Justin Harper

Despite a guaranteed contract, Harper was waived by the Magic last offseason to incorporate all the piece of the Dwight Howard deal. He then went to the D-League and underperformed, averaging only 11.7 points and 6.5 rebounds in 27 minutes per game. With the rest of his game solid but unremarkable, Harper only makes it back to the NBA if he can live up to his stretch four billing, but he won't do that shooting 42% from the field and 32% from three.

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June 25, 2011

Pick 32: Cleveland re-appear and take Justin Harper, a stretch power forward who would have made more sense as Chicago's pick. They later trade him to Orlando in exchange for two future second round picks, where he will backup Brandon Bass, who will (or should) back up Ryan Anderson. Two second rounders for a third stringer is a little ambitious, but Harper was the right pick for this slot.

Jay Bilas lauds Harper's "touch" and "feel," which is funny if you're five. Stu Scott announces that Harper used to play the saxophone in a marching band, but gave it up when he outgrew the band's uniform. How on earth do you have a saxophone in a marching band?

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March 15, 2011


Richmond's best player, leading scorer, rebounder and shotblocker this season has been upcoming draft pick Justin Harper, who does a fine impression of a lesser JaJuan Johnson. Like Johnson, Harper is an athletic face-up power forward, whose offensive game is built around his jumpshot. He can hit this shot from post-up situations while turning over either shoulder, or in catch-and-shoot situations, and already has more range than Johnson. He has similar concerns to Johnson with regards to his lack of strength and toughess, his poor defensive rebounder numbers, and his rather pedestrian dribble-drive game, but the comparison I'm forcing on you is nonetheless valid. Where he trails Johnson, other than being slightly smaller and slightly less athletic, is in the lack of counter moves.

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