HoopsHype E'Twaun Moore rumors

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

According to the sources, the Celtics will send JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, and a 2013 second-round pick to Houston for Lee, who will be entering his fifth NBA season. Johnson, Moore, and Williams will earn a combined $2.7 million next season, and the Celtics could also sign an additional player, such as Mickael Pietrus or Keyon Dooling, to include in the deal to be able to increase Lee’s salary. Boston Globe

July 19, 2012 Updates
July 18, 2012 Updates

Playing on a non-guaranteed contract, it would be easy to see why Moore would have himself as the No. 1 priority this week, as the Celtics have until midnight Sunday to bring the second-year Purdue guard back next season. But through two games in Vegas, the unflappable Moore has picked up where he left off in Orlando, caring more about steering a formidable Celtics summer ship to win after win than attempting to fill up the stat sheet. Of course, coming through with great box scores never hurts one's cause for a job in the NBA, and that's what Moore did Tuesday night, pouring in a Summer League-high 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and two assists as the Celtics escaped a Chicago Bulls comeback and emerged with a 79-74 victory to move to 2-0 in Vegas action. ESPN.com

July 7, 2012 Updates

But disenchantment clearly played a role in Ray Allen’s flight to the Heat on Friday for a three-year contract worth $9.5 million. And yes, there is something about that Heat uniform that will look particularly strange on Allen. “Well, it’s kind of like a rivalry. Yeah, it’s kind of ironic he went there,” said E’Twaun Moore. “Anything can happen. That’s one thing I’ve learned. Sometimes you have to make decisions that are best for yourself, and not everyone else. Sometimes you don’t know. That’s something about people who have composure and can keep things in. They just take care of business. Boston Herald

March 8, 2012 Updates

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