E'Twaun Moore Wants Orlando Magic To Give Him Guaranteed Roster Spot

By John Raffel
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

E’Twaun Moore would like to think that the Orlando Magic have plenty of talent at the guard position. After all, Moore, with two NBA seasons under his belt, is among the Magic guards

But speculation continues that the Magic will draft a guard with the number-two pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Shooting guard Ben McLemore remains the number-one player on their list.

If McLemore or another highly regarded guard comes to the forefront, the question will persist until the start of the season: is there room for Moore?

Right now, there appears to be. The Magic seem determined to focus on the youth priority as much as possible.

Moore got his chance to show his stuff with the Magic last season and enjoyed very modest results. He didn’t exactly cement himself into a starting spot for next season, but chances are that he’ll have a spot somewhere on the roster. He saw action in 75 games and started in 21. He averaged 22.4 minutes, 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists, and shot 39.6 percent from the floor, 34.0 percent in threes and 79.7 percent in free throws.

Moore did enough for the Magic to keep an eye on him during the offseason. His last game of the season didn’t hurt his prospects at all. Against the Miami Heat, he saw 30 minutes of action and shot 5-of-9 from the floor, 1-of-2 in 3-pointers and wound up with 11 points and four assists, plus three rebounds.

Regardless of whom the Magic draft, Moore plans on playing a key role with next year’s team.



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