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Report: E’Twaun Moore expected to sign with Chicago Bulls

Aug 15, 2014, 1:29 AM EDT

Mason Plumlee, E'Twaun Moore Mason Plumlee, E'Twaun Moore

For a guy who is a marginal NBA player, E’Twaun Moore keeps getting rumored to land on some very good teams.

First it was the Cleveland Cavaliers. But now comes a report he is instead about to ink a deal with the Chicago Bulls, reports Mary Stevens out of Sports Talk Florida — the Web site of NBC Sports Radio affiliate Sports Talk 1080 in Orlando.

Former Orlando Magic guard E’Twaun Moore will sign with the Chicago Bulls in the next few days, according to sources. Several reports indicated the young guard was joining the Cleveland Cavaliers but those rumors are false.

That would be an interesting fit.

The Bulls have 13 guys on the roster right now, so while they don’t have to add a body they likely will, ideally someone providing depth on the wing. Moore is a 6’4” guard who Orlando kept mistakenly playing at the one but who is really a two out there to knock down threes (35.4 percent last season).

That potentially could be a good fit in Chicago. They have a slasher in Derrick Rose and a very good passing front line with Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. A guy who can stay at the arc and knock down shots could have some value. Plus he can play some at the one if needed (but they have Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks, so there are not lot of minutes at the one).

The Bulls have Jimmy Buttler starting at the two and an improved Tony Snell behind him. There are not a lot of minutes to be had there either. But on a minimum deal in a limited role off the bench it’s not a terrible pick up.

  1. davidly - Aug 15, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    Boiler up, Chi-town!

  2. chicagosports2014 - Aug 15, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    he been on our radar for years, finally made it.

    • 2016olympics - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

      Good call…think he was first rumored to come to the Bulls the same offseason that Thibs came over (they were in Boston together).

  3. sportsfan18 - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Ugh if the Bulls do sign him…

    Career true shooting percentage of only .488% and that’s below the league average.

    Career PER of only 10.7 which is a long way below the league average of 15

    His career offensive rating is only 97 meaning he scores 97 points per 100 possessions.

    His career defensive rating is 109.

    So, he allows opponents to score 12 more points than he does per 100 possessions. That’s a really big gap.

    And the fact that he went to Purdue and I’m an IU grad has nothing to do with this either.

    Based on his stats above, he should sign with the Knicks or the Lakers…

    • 2016olympics - Aug 15, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      I dunno…he’s still just 25 years old. Showed upticks in a few categories last year including FG%, 3PT% and TOs…can’t hurt for Bulls to have a spark like that off the bench.

  4. kevb62 - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    He’ll probably end up being the 12th man off the bench for the Bulls. On a lot of teams he’d probably be the 7th.

  5. rosloe62 - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    For a minimum deal…No Brainer!

  6. mrgjr2014 - Sep 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    He is a heck of a talent that had to learn the pro game. Great pick up. He will sit til he learns Tib D cold but will be a contributor. Really nice pick up.

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