Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 8/30/14


E’Twaun Moore played a little bit earlier in the season, had a monster game during the Orlando Magic bar fight, played a little more, and later got beat out for a spot by Avery Bradley and Keyon Dooling. During the two months (or so) since then, the Purdue product has been more or less fastened to the bench, and he’s not thrilled to have so little opportunity on the floor. (Northwest Indiana Times via CelticsLife)

“When you’re used to playing a lot your whole career, it’s tough to watch,” Moore said. “You’re like: ‘Oh, man. I can do this or help to do that.’” …

“Of course I want to play. Of course I’m not happy about not playing. Of course I’m a little angry,” Moore said. “But I’m still confident in my game, confident I can come in and hit the big shot when needed.

“You’ve just got to stay with it.” …

“They’re working every day but I think it’s a tough year for those guys or any other young guys,” Rivers said before Thursday’s Bulls game. “You have no practice. They really don’t have an opportunity to improve or for us, for me, to visually see them a lot.”

Moore smiled when told that.

“Yeah, that’s why you gotta play,” he said.

If this were somebody with previous attitude issues — say, Glen Davis — I’d have a problem with these comments, especially the flippant and somewhat obnoxious final line of that block quote. But Moore has by all accounts been an upstanding citizen this season. Kevin Garnett has raved dozens of times about how the youngsters this year, more than others, get it. Doc Rivers, in the same story as the quotes above, said Moore and JaJuan Johnson are “both great kids. They work their tails off,” adding that they clearly have good work ethics because “the dinosaurs” like them.

Moore isn’t a problem child. He’s not going to make a stink in the locker room. He’s a 23-year old rookie who never came off the bench in his entire life until this season and is struggling, like all competitors do, to sit on the sideline day in and day out when he feels like he can contribute something. He’s a good kid who wishes he could play a little more. That’s it. No controversy here. Move along.

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