Celtics 2nd rounder Moore signs with Italian team

Benetton Treviso officially announced the signing of E'Twuan Moore from Purdue University. The guard was selected by Boston Celtics in the 2011 NBA draft with the 55th overall.

As reported by Chris Forsberg from ESPN on Twitter: The contract has an NBA out, as confirmed by Mark Bartelstein. Moore's camp is extremely appreciative of Treviso's flexibility with the out clause. They realize Moore's dream is to play in the NBA. Moore will have a small window of time to terminate contract when and if NBA lockout ends.
This is actually good news for Moore and the Celtics. Moore gets to play, live, and make money in a beautiful country instead of waiting out the lockout. He'll improve his game over there and with the out clause he retains flexibility to join the C's if they want him. The Celtics retain Moore's rights even if he ends up spending the whole season over in Italy. After seeing Danny give away Semih Erden for practically nothing just to open up a roster spot at the trade deadline this past season, if Ainge decides to do his annual "add a point guard at the deadline" routine again it will be nice not to have to lose a young player to open up the roster spot. And if Moore impresses in Italy, the Celtics can sign him this season.