Does anyone know if Mike Moser accepted the Cs invitation to training camp this fall? Moser played well in summer league; thought he outplayed C. Johnson!
ORLANDO, Fla. – After opening some eyes in the Orlando summer league, Mike Moser said Friday that he has received an invitation to Boston Celtics training camp, but isn't sure yet whether he will accept it.
“(The Celtics) were really excited about my progress," he said. "Danny Ainge had a lot of nice things to say about me."
Though Boston concluded the summer league at 3-2 with a 95-86 loss to the Pacers in the third-place game, Moser pitched in 16 points and 10 rebounds. Scoring from inside and out, leading the occasional fast break, and hitting more 3-pointers over the week (11) than anybody else on the roster, the forward posted averages of 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. He was active and productive all week, fighting for rebounds and post positioning with admirable energy.
"I tried to play as solid as I could and show I could play multiple positions and stretch the defense with my range and defend," Moser said. "I think I did that for the most part.”
The 23-year-old's mix of shooting and rebounding is intriguing, but, even if he goes to training camp, he could be a long shot to make the team. The Celtics already have 17 players under contract, two more than the NBA allows. Barring another significant shakeup (which is still possible), they will need to drop players, not add them. Moser might want to see if another team with a more hopeful situation calls him.
"Basically it’s just a waiting game," he said. "I’m a free agent so we will see what happens."