Orlando Magic point guard E`Twaun Moore is a Chicago native, and on Tuesday he returned home to play in front of his friends and family.
Moore visited Chicago twice last year as a member of the Boston Celtics, but the then-rookie got just one minute of playing time in two games. That is expected to change on Tuesday night, though, to the delight of Moore.
"It's good to see all my family and all my friends," Vaughn said prior to the game. "They've come to the game. They don't get to see me play often, so they come here to see me play. It's definitely a good feeling. It should be fun."
(via ESPN Chicago)
Moore has capitalized on the opportunity to get playing time in Orlando, averaging 14 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 31 minutes per game in two games this season. Moore has shot 57.1 percent from the field and has made four of his six three-pointers. His playing time may decrease when Jameer Nelson, the team's starting point guard, returns from injury, but his play will make it tough for head coach Jacque Vaughn to keep him on the bench.
Moore told reporters on Tuesday that he's improved in his second year by being a "student of the game" and by getting stronger in the offseason.