While some of the league’s marquee players are pondering whether to pursue chances to play overseas during the NBA lockout, Celtics second-round pick E’Twaun Moore (right, holding up #55) could also be seeking opportunities overseas.
His agent, Mark Bartelstein, said that he is talking to “a lot of teams” in hopes of landing Moore a deal this summer. Moore, the 55th overall draft pick out of Purdue, has a chance to make the Celtics’ roster when the lockout ends, but there appears to be little hope that the work stoppage won’t pour into training camp.
Unlike first-round picks, second rounders are not automatically given guaranteed contracts, meaning the Celtics are not required to offer Moore anything more than a non-guaranteed contract. Moore may seek a guaranteed contract overseas.
Moore was second to teammate and first-round Celtics draft pick JaJuan Johnson in scoring at Purdue with 18.2 points per game. He is considered more of a shooting guard and could provide some depth for the Celtics off the bench.