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Orlando Sentinel:

The Orlando Magic have agreed to contract terms with free-agent combo guard E’Twaun Moore and will announce his signing in the near future, two league sources told the Orlando Sentinel.

Moore, who is 6 feet 4, appeared in 38 games for the Boston Celtics as a rookie last season, and he could compete with Ish Smith for the Magic’s backup point-guard job and provide depth at shooting guard behind Arron Afflalo and J.J. Redick.

“There’s an opportunity there in Orlando, and I think he wanted to seize the opportunity,” said Mark Bartelstein, who is Moore's agent. “Both [Magic GM] Rob Hennigan and [Magic assistant GM] Matt Lloyd did a great job of recruiting him, making their pitch and explaining why it’ll be a great fit.”

Moore’s deal is expected to be for two seasons, with partial guarantees in place for both seasons.

Orlando should be a solid landing spot for the 23 year old combo guard. He'll have the opportunity to earn playing time there and I know that Moore's mentioned more than once that he was tired of riding the pine. Moore had a solid showing in Summer League ball, and while success in the Summer often doesn't translate to success in the regular season, it definitely can't hurt his odds. Moore has now succeeded at the college level, in Italy, and in Summer League ball. He deserves his shot. Good luck to E'Twaun in Orlando.

JR 8/29/2012 12:37:00 AM Edit
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