Moses Malone Rumors
Michael Scotto: Chris Paul is the third player to be an All-Star on four different teams, joining Moses Malone and Shaquille O’Neal. CP3 leads the NBA in free throw percentage (.972), ranks sixth in assists per game (8.5) and 14th in win shares (3.7). Big reason why Suns are fourth in the West. pic.twitter.com/gVSf9KAhge
He also set a record for most points by an undrafted player in the common draft era (1966 and after), surpassing Moses Malone’s 53 points on Feb. 2, 1982, according to Elias Sports Bureau. “I’m very humbled and honored to be in the same sentence as both of those guys – just a special night a on a lot of different levels,” VanVleet said. After he made his first shot, he said, “I just tried to keep my foot on the gas”
Tim Bontemps: Now Fred VanVleet has hit another layup, not only giving him the Raptors franchise record of 54 points but also, according to Elias Sports Bureau (per @ESPNStatsInfo) he also now has the most points ever in a single game by an undrafted player, passing Moses Malone (53).
Justin Kubatko: The @Indiana Pacers Domantas Sabonis is the fifth player since the ABA-NBA merger to open a season with 15 consecutive double-doubles: ✅ Bill Walton, 1976-77 ✅ Moses Malone, 1981-82 ✅ Kevin Love, 2011-12 ✅ Giannis Antetokounmpo, 2019-20 ✅ Sabonis, 2020-21 pic.twitter.com/DhUrpZzYs1
Justin Kubatko: The @Cleveland Cavaliers Andre Drummond has recorded his 43rd career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds, breaking a tie with Hakeem Olajuwon for the third-most such games since the ABA-NBA merger: 109 – Moses Malone. 51 – Dwight Howard. 43 – Drummond. 42 – Olajuwon. 41 – Charles Barkley.
Justin Kubatko: Christian Wood has recorded nine straight 20-point games dating back to last season. Excluding those who made their pro debut prior to the NBA’s draft era, the only undrafted players with a longer such streak are Hall of Famers Moses Malone, Neil Johnston, and Connie Hawkins. pic.twitter.com/72PkF65n6l
Justin Kubatko: Joel Embiid is just the second player in @sixers history to record at least 25 points and 10 rebounds in each of the first three games of a postseason. The first to do so was Moses Malone in 1983.