Orlando Magic guard E’Twaun Moore went off during the Magic’s 115-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points on six-of-six shooting, including five-of-five shooting from beyond the arc.
Obviously, Moore doesn’t always play like that, but he has shown flashes of being a solid rotational player throughout his career.
Moore has a qualifying offer worth $1,148,163 next season, so he could become a restricted free agent.
Either way, Moore’s preference is to remain with the Magic.
Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel has the scoop.
Moore, 25, can become a free agent at the end of the season. He is effectively auditioning for another NBA contract.
But he prefers to stay with the Magic. “Most definitely,” Moore said. “Orlando has been good to me. It’s great here. We got a lot of young guys and I feel like we’ve grown up together.”
Moore, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 55th overall pick of the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, but played in just 30 games. He signed with the Magic a year later and has played in 150 of a potential 160 games.
This season, he is averaging 6.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.