We continue our look at some potential free agents the Magic could sign by looking at this highly active power forward. Please note: not all of these players have been linked to the Magic, but we feel as though they could have some fit with the team.
- Age: 26
- Height: 6’7 Weight: 240 lbs
- College: Clemson
- NBA Experience: 4 years (WAS) 105 career starts
- Career Averages: 6.4 PPG 5.1 RPG
- High motor, high physicality player
- Great activity on the offensive glass (career 3.1 ORB per 36)
- Very good athlete (Shown here and here)
- Very good finisher at the rim (Shot 71.1% last season)
- Doesn’t have ideal size for a power forward (6’7, 6’9 wingspan)
- Not a good shooter (37.8% on jump shots, 61.8% from the FT line)
- Poor defender (allowed opposing PF a PER of 18.1. Wizards were 7.3 points per possession better with Booker on the bench)
- Doesn’t have any position versatility; limited range for a 3, too small to play 5
Fit for the Magic
Trevor Booker is the kind of role player that nearly any team can use. He works his tail off for the limited time he’s out there and brings energy to his teammates. On the flip side Booker’s upside is limited greatly due to his lack of size and defensive ability. I question his fit with Orlando’s current roster, as the Magic already have an undersized power forward in Tobias Harris and with Booker’s shortcomings I do not see him as an effective starter next to Nikola Vucevic. Booker is a player that is best served to come off the bench and bring energy. If the Magic were to sign Booker to a deal — think around 4 years $18 million — I think it’d signal an end to Tobias’ run in Orlando.