E’Twaun Moore Clears Waivers, Drawing Interest

July 27 2012 at 4:44pm CST By Luke Adams

FRIDAY, 4:44pm: Moore has cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team besides the Celtics. Agent Mark Bartelstein tells Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe (Sulia link) that several clubs are interested, and that he expects Moore to sign a new deal within a week or so. Moore playing overseas isn't likely, given the interest from NBA teams, says Bartelstein.

WEDNESDAY, 2:19pm: The Rockets have officially waived E'Twaun Moore, according to a press release announcing the signing of Omer Asik. Moore was acquired from the Celtics in the sign-and-trade deal for Courtney Lee, but wasn't a player Houston intended to keep. Because his contract for 2012/13 was non-guaranteed, the Rockets won't take a cap hit for releasing him.

Moore, the 55th overall pick in the 2011 draft, will be unable to re-sign with the Celtics until next July, but could draw interest from other clubs. Moore didn't have an overly impressive rookie season, but he received a decent amount of playing time in Boston (8.7 minutes per game in 38 contests), and is only 23 years old. The 6'4" guard spent his college career at Purdue, becoming the third-highest scorer in school history.

If Moore clears waivers, he'll be an unrestricted free agent.

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