As many as seven Orlando Magic players can or will become free agents at the conclusion of the 2013/14 season. As Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports, one such player, E'Twaun Moore, hopes to remain with the team for his next NBA contract.
"Most definitely," Moore said of his interest in potentially re-signing with the Magic, according to Robbins. "Orlando has been good to me. It's great here."
In his second Magic season, the Purdue product is averaging 6.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game on 43 percent shooting from the floor and 36.8 percent shooting from three-point range. Orlando signed him to a two-year deal for the league minimum prior to the 2012/13 season. He spent his rookie year with the Boston Celtics, who then traded him to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal in his first offseason. Houston subsequently waived him, clearing the way for Rob Hennigan, the Magic's new general manager, to ink the East Chicago, Indiana native.
In his one-plus Magic seasons, Moore has proven his worth as a reserve guard thanks to his shooting and playmaking skills. Though not a traditional point guard, Moore can nonetheless initiate offense and read pick-and-roll coverages. In Wednesday's surprising win over the Brooklyn Nets, Moore scored 14 straight Orlando points in the second period and finished with 17 points, making all six of his shots from the floor.