Boston Celtics second year guard E’Twaun Moore is right now playing on a non guaranteed deal in the NBA Summer league. Normally a fringe player that was picked in the second round of an NBA draft on a non guaranteed deal means that this guy is just filling space on the Summer league roster so guys with potential to make the team can play. The good news for Moore is that is clearly not the case and his play has been quite solid. Despite the fact that he does not have a guaranteed deal, Moore has a chance to not only make the team, but be a contributor for this title contending team.
When a guy is on a non guaranteed deal, this means that he has to come into camp and prove that he can be able to contribute to a team in some way shape or form. Thus far Moore has done just that in the Summer League. Moore has led this Boston Celtics Summer League team to a very impressive 6-1 record. He has not only been a leader in the locker room for the young squad, but more importantly a leader on the court. Moore this off season was asked to become more of a point guard rather than shooting guard. This move has brought out the best in Moore as his all around game is shining. Some nights he helps the team win by setting up teammates like rookie Jared Sullinger. Other nights like the last game against the Bulls, Moore had to carry the offensive load and became the shooter that everyone knows he can be by pouring in 25 points. Moore also has been a solid defender which was definitely an area he needed to work on last year. His play during the Summer at the very least should earn him a guaranteed deal and perhaps his play is the reason Boston has not resigned veterans like Keyon Dooling or even Mickael Pietrus.
The good news for Moore is the Boston Celtics are also a little thin at the guard spot. The team as far as rotation players go only have Rajon Rondo, Jason Terry, and Avery Bradley on the true roster. Avery Bradley might miss some time after shoulder surgery and this means there is a clear job opening and minutes to be earned as Doc Rivers does not want to burn out his core guys. Moore can now play both guard positions and would be an ideal candidate should his play continue to be strong.
Despite being on a non guaranteed deal, Moore has a chance at getting a big break. He has a shot to get minutes to show his stuff. The only question is can Moore continue this type of play against better talent. We will find out soon because Moore should make this team going into training camp. Stay tuned for more on this situation as it develops. Remember Go Green Or Go Home!!!!!!