HoopsHype E'Twaun Moore rumors

January 7, 2012 Updates

Celtics rookies JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore have combined for a mere 34 minutes of floor time through the first eight games of the 2011-12 season, but coach Doc Rivers said Friday night he's both encouraged by their early progress and that he would prefer not to send them to the D- League given their value to the parent club during a game-heavy season. "This year, I hope we can keep everyone up, honestly, because I think there will be games where guys will be sitting and guys will be going, so I don’t know about the D-League this year," said Rivers. "I don’t know if that hurts them or helps them, honestly, but we have to think about the team this year, and I think it would probably be better for them to hang around us." ESPN.com

December 12, 2011 Updates
December 10, 2011 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Boston-NO deal for David West still on hold, sources say. Waiting on NBA. C's rookies, JaJuan Johnson and E'Twan Moore discussed in deal. Twitter

December 9, 2011 Updates

E’Twaun Moore, the No. 3 scorer in Purdue men’s basketball history, has agreed to a guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Boston Celtics. “Yes, that’s true,” Moore said in a text message today. Mark Bartelstein, Moore’s agent and chief executive officer of Chicago-based Priority Sports, said Moore will sign his contract tonight and will be in camp for the Celtics’ opening practice. Journal and Courier

December 7, 2011 Updates

The Celtics have reportedly changed their stance on whether they'd require a long-term commitment before trading for Paul. It was believed to be a requisite to a deal getting done when SI.com first reported their interest in Paul. Sources said their offer includes point guard Rajon Rondo, a 2012 top-10 protected first-round pick from the Clippers, second-year guard Avery Bradley and rookie guard E'Twaun Moore. Another source said restricted free agent Jeff Green would likely be part of that deal as well. SI.com

November 26, 2011 Updates
July 28, 2011 Updates

Beyond playing some professional basketball for Benetton Treviso during the NBA lockout, Celtics rookie E’Twaun Moore is especially thankful for something else - the option in a one-year, $200,000 contract that will allow a return to the Celtics once the NBA lockout ends. “I probably would have stayed here,” Moore said this afternoon of what he would have decided if agent Mark Bartlestein hadn’t been able to find a team willing to give him an escape clause. “I was real fortunate to find this situation.” Boston Herald

E’Twaun Moore, the Celtics’ second round pick last June, is about to get the best of both worlds. The Purdue guard signed a one-year contract this morning with Benetton Trevoso of Italy’s Serie A. The deal, worth approximately $200,000, includes a clause that will allow Moore to return to the Celtics if the current NBA lockout ends. Agent Mark Bartlestein finally reached agreement with the team after negotiating with four Europeam teams, including another Serie A team - Cimberio Varese. Varese, however, was unwilling to give Moore an escape clause. Boston Herald

Boston Celtics second-round draft pick E'Twaun Moore has officially signed a deal with Benetton Treviso of Italy's Lega Serie A, according to his agent. Moore's deal includes the much-coveted opt-out clause that will allow him to return stateside should the NBA lockout end during Treviso's season. It's a great situation for E'Twaun," Moore's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said. "Treviso is a terrific team that plays top European competition and, if the lockout ends, there's an option to terminate the contract -- a small window of time -- so we'll just see what happens. "It's an exciting chance for him to play -- play at a high level -- and make some money in a great environment." ESPN.com

Moore's camp expressed gratitude toward Treviso for structuring the contract in a way that will give him the chance to compete for an NBA job. "Treviso was willing to show the flexibility and realize E'Twaun's dream of playing in the NBA," Bartelstein said. "We're extremely grateful for that flexibility." ESPN.com

Benetton Treviso officially announced the signing of E'Twuan Moore from Purdue University. The guard was selected by Boston Celtics in the 2011 NBA draft with the 55th overall. Moore signed for one year with Treviso. In his senior year in NCAA, Moore averaged 18ppg, 5.1rpg and 3.2apg in 34 games. The guard will be in Treviso on August 16th of the training camp. Sportando

Italy and Serie A seem to be in the destiny of rookie E'Twuan Moore. Former Purdue standout, selected by Boston Celtics with the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, was close to Cimberio Varese until few days ago. The two parts initially agreed to a short NBA out when the lockout will end, but Moore asked to put an NBA out to exercise even if he won't have a written proposal by Celtics, who hold his rights in NBA. Cimberio Varese did not accept the new offer made by Moore and his American agent and decided to give up on the negotiation. In the night between Tuesday and Wednesday the two parts talked again and Varese made a new proposal: an escape for 15 days when and if lockout ends. Sportando

July 27, 2011 Updates

E'Twuan Moore won't play for Cimberio Varese next season. The product of Purdue University asked to change some details in the contract when Varese already sent the contract to him after the agreement reached with his European agent. Sportando

The website Sportando is quoting the president of Italian professional basketball team Cimberio Varese that former Purdue standout E'Twaun Moore will play this season for his team. Selected by the Boston Celtics with the 2011 NBA draft's 55th pick, Moore and other NBA players have been unable to negotiate with their teams because of the lockout. Journal and Courier

Cecco Vescovi, president of Cimberio Varese, told Sportando that if Moore receives an offer from the Celtics once the NBA lockout ends, he will have an out clause in his contract. "The NBA escape is a bit risky for us," Vescovi told Sportando, noting that he hopes a deal will be announced officially very soon. Journal and Courier

Mark Bartelstein, E'Twaun Moore's Chicago-based agent, said Tuesday afternoon that he is in "serious negotiations" with an Italian pro-league team for the services of the former Purdue standout guard. With the NBA lockout at a standstill, Moore wants to play professionally, and it appears that Cimberio Varese, which competes in the top division of the Italian pro league, is ready to sign him. Indianapolis Star

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