E’Twaun Moore’s Chance Gets To Get Noticed When Boston Celtics Start Summer League Play Today

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Moore, the Boston Herald reports, will have a chance to show Celtics’ brass he has the ability to play at an NBA level at a time when the Celtics desperately are searching for an answer at the backup point guard spot.  Moore likely would have been sent down to the NBA D-League last year if not for Celtics’ starters battling a myriad of injuries.

He played in 38 of 66 regular season games, averaging 8.7 minutes per game when he played. However, what doesn’t show up in those stats is there were plenty of opportunities for him to gain more valuable minutes, but he was passed over. All three of the Celtics’ starting guards missed time with injury last year.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers, himself a former point guard, didn’t exactly come off as confident when the Boston Herald asked about Moore.

"Oh, I don’t know. We didn’t get a lot of chance to see him last year,” Rivers said with a shrug. “We just have to watch him play. I don’t know if it’s more or less that we need from him. He has to prove he can play every day."

Moore will get his shot to prove himself this summer as the lead guard of the Celtics’ summer league team. While JaJuan Johnson is guaranteed to get paid this season because he was a first-round pick in 2011, Moore can easily be released by the Celtics before the summer starts.