HoopsHype E'Twaun Moore rumors

June 29, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Add Orlando's E'twan Moore to your list of unrestricted free agents. Orlando, I'm told, has agreed to pull back qualifying offer to Moore. Once they acquired Elfrid Payton on draft night, Magic pulled back tender that would have made E'Twaun Moore restricted free agent. UFA now Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

April 11, 2014 Updates

Moore, 25, can become a free agent at the end of the season. He is effectively auditioning for another NBA contract. But he prefers to stay with the Magic. "Most definitely," Moore said. "Orlando has been good to me. It's great here. We got a lot of young guys and I feel like we've grown up together." Orlando Sentinel

November 8, 2012 Updates

The Magic signed Moore as a free agent in September and the Purdue University alum got to work in the city where he had made a mark earlier in the in the year. In his first three games of the season, including two starts, he is averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 32.0 minutes. Moore is also shooting 55.9 percent from the field and a team-high 70.0 percent from three-point range. “[I’ve seen] a maturation already just within the month of seeing his decision-making, his confidence, his ability to make shots for us,” Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. CSNNE.com

October 22, 2012 Updates

Moore has faced a recurrent criticism since his college career at Purdue drew to a close. At 6 feet 4, he was labeled a "tweener," too short to be an effective everyday NBA shooting guard. At the same time, many analysts thought he was too intent on finding his own shot to be an NBA point guard. The Magic hope he can develop into a steady backup to Nelson. “He’s a scorer, and in this offense, he’s going to have opportunities,” Nelson said. “He stays on the attack and he’s making plays. It’s one thing to set up the team, but you still have to be aggressive.” Asked if Moore was a true point guard, Nelson said, "Are there true point guards in our league anymore? Just about all of them can score." Orlando Sentinel

September 6, 2012 Updates

The Magic today announced they have signed 6-foot-4 combo guard E’Twaun Moore to a free-agent deal. The team and Moore agreed to the broad outlines of the deal over a week ago, and it took a little while longer to finalize some details. Moore’s contract is for two seasons and is believed to be partially guaranteed for each of those seasons. Orlando Sentinel

September 4, 2012 Updates

Lockers had barely been cleaned out and team uniforms packed away when the former Purdue star and East Chicago native was traded to Houston, then immediately waived. "In the back of my mind, I was hurt a little bit because I didn't get to play, but I stayed positive," Moore said. The 6-foot-3 guard never lost hope and recently agreed to a two-year deal with the rebuilding Orlando Magic. "I'm definitely excited. You hardly play (in Boston) and then you get a chance on a new team," Moore said. "I might even get to know Mickey (Mouse) a little bit." nwi.com

August 28, 2012 Updates
July 27, 2012 Updates

Mark Bartelstein, the agent for E'Twaun Moore said several teams are interested in his client and he is hoping for a deal in the next week. Moore was traded by the #celtics to the #rockets and waived earlier this week. Bartelstein said Moore playing overseas is not likely because of the NBA opportunities. Sulia

July 25, 2012 Updates
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July 20, 2012 Updates

Less than 24 hours after the Celtics pulled the trigger on a trade with the Houston Rockets to obtain Courtney Lee, the two former Celtics are not intending on making Houston their home. A league source tells WEEI.com that after his expected release from Houston, E’Twaun Moore expects to wind up in Bulls camp and get a look with former Celtics defensive guru and current Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. WEEI.com

The deal originally had Phoenix and New Orleans as facilitators, but that came apart late yesterday afternoon Pacific time. Late last night, Portland became the third team and Pavlovic was included. The amended details were still being learned as the Herald’s final print deadline passed, but the Celts will clearly be ecstatic to acquire the coveted 6-foot-5 Lee without disturbing their main rotation. Boston Herald

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