Orlando Magic Have To Allow E'Twaun Moore To Develop Into Quality NBA Player

By John Raffel
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

E’Twaun Moore can become a good NBA player.

But the Orlando Magic coaches have to roll up their sleeves in the final weeks of the season, and get the second-year player back to playing a more effective and aggressive type of style that will put more points on the board,  and hopefully more wins in the Magic’s win column. Last season, with only 38 games of action with the Boston Celtics, he averaged 2.9 points per game.

He has been having a decent season with the Magic, but it definitely helps when the coach gives you more playing minutes.

Moore has been averaging 22.3 minutes per contest. In 61 games, he’s played for the Magic, he has started 16 times — which is 16 times more than he started for the Celtics. As a result, he’s been averaging 8.2 points 2.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor. He shot 38 percent last season with the Celtics. His move to the Magic had been a good one for Moore.

Moore had been doing some good things for the Magic, which included a string of five of six games of scoring in double figures in late February. But, the numbers for Moore and the Magic just haven’t been there lately and his minutes have been below 20. That’s a good way of shattering the confidence of a young player.

The Magic coaches have to work very hard the final few weeks of the season in getting a healthier Moore the ball and see what he can do with it. It’s time to boost his confidence, not shatter it.

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