The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Jalen Moore on Sunday, ending the forward’s two-month tenure with the team after signing a two-way contract in July.
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While the announcement was something of a surprise, it was something Moore had been pondering for a while. Ultimately, it was his call to step away. Moore, who went undrafted out of Utah State, says he has been battling anxiety. However, he didn’t realize the severity of the issue until recently. During college, Moore pushed his feelings down, chalking them up to nervousness or regular stress.
Over the course of this summer, his anxiety worsened to the point where basketball, which had always been his escape, wasn’t helping anymore. Moore began to get help and received the full support of the Bucks, but he ultimately realized he needed to focus on his own well-being. “It (anxiety) was kind of running my life and I was like, ‘This is not the way I want to live,’ ” Moore said.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on Jalen Moore. Undrafted out of Utah State, Moore was originally signed to a Two-Way contract on July 8.
Utah State graduate Jalen Moore has signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, anticipating to spend time with the Bucks and Milwaukee’s NBA G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. Moore is just one of two players within the Bucks organization with a two-way contract, joining former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig, who signed his contract on July 6.
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September 25, 2017 | 5:54 pm EDT Update
“I don’t know (about the frontcourt),” Ainge added. “Right now I’m okay. We haven’t played a game yet, but right now I’m fine. … Often times, coaches and fans and everybody are in a real rush to get extra players and fill that 15th roster spot. I mean, you can’t believe how many phone calls I’ve had about that 15th roster spot.”