E’Twaun Moore‘s future with the Orlando Magic looked very bright at one time. Now, it’s very unclear on what it will be.
The second-year pro out of Purdue has been averaging 7.8 points, 2.29 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. During the season, there were times he was showing signs of being an effective and consistent player, something the Magic have been needing a long time. He’s had several double-figure scoring games, and seems to have been on the verge of breaking into something special.
But apparently, the team’s losing ways have caught up to Moore and he’s losing his enthusiasm with the team. That’s understandable in a way, but it’s not going to score points when the Magic brass decides who to keep and who to unload for the 2013-14 season.
This year’s Magic are a team that started out with promise, but has won only six games in the 2013 portion of the schedule. Despite the losing streak, some players have been stepping up and are playing very good ball. Moore, on the other hand, is a different matter.
His last decent game was March 29 against the Washington Wizards when he played 31 minutes, shot 7-of-13 from the floor had five assists and scored 15 points. In the five games since them, all Magic losses, he’s had from six to 14 playing minutes, and his best game was six points, five assists and three rebounds. His totals were less than that in other games despite getting decent minutes.
The Magic will have to reevaluate Moore and see what role he might have for the team next year. Right now, he has no role.