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Justin Harper - PF, 6'10, 225
Signed in France - Signed with ASVEL Villerbanne
       Date of birth: 08/30/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 2011
     Out of: Richmond
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

2011 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 32nd overall by Cleveland.
2011 NBA Draft NBA Draft 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, 2011 France Signed a one year contract with Strasbourg. Included opt-out clause upon end of the NBA lockout.
3rd December, 2011 France Opted out to return to the NBA.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
27th October, 2012 NBA Waived by Orlando.
2nd November, 2012 D-League Drafted 3rd overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Idaho Stampede.
5th October, 2013 Israel Signed a one year contract with Hapoel Tel-Aviv
2nd September, 2014 Italy Signed a one year contract with Avellino.
18th September, 2015 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.
26th October, 2015 NBA Waived by Brooklyn.
15th November, 2015 D-League Acquired by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
24th February, 2016 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Detroit.
5th March, 2016 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Detroit.
15th March, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
30th October, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
3rd March, 2017 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Philadelphia.
13th March, 2017 D-League Designated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
9th May, 2017 Philippines Signed for the remainder of the Commissioner's Cup with Globalport Batang Pier.
26th July, 2017 France Signed a one year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
When: Where:
2007 - 2011 Richmond (NCAA)
August 2011 - December 2011 Strasbourg (France)
December 2011 - October 2012 Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2012 - June 2013 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2013 Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2013 Cleveland Cavaliers (Summer League)
October 2013 - June 2014 Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel)
July 2014 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
September 2014 - June 2015 Avellino (Italy)
July 2015 Detroit Pistons (Summer League)
July 2015 Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
November 2015 - February 2016 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
February 2016 - March 2016 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
March 2016 - March 2017 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
March 2017 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
March 2017 - May 2017 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
May 2017 - June 2017 Globalsports Batang Pier (Philippines)
July 2017 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
July 2017 - present ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
From blog:

   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 1: Southwestern Region


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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   2014 Summer League rosters - Detroit

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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   2011 NBA Draft Diary

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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   2013 Summer League rosters, Orlando Summer Pro League - Indiana

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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Signed in France


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