Report: Suns continue stellar offseason by adding E’Twaun Moore behind Chris Paul, Devin Booker
The Phoenix Suns haven’t let their foot off the gas pedal since the opening of the offseason. Among all the prior impressive moves the club has made, they also just came to terms with E’Twaun Moore on a one-year, $2.4 million contract, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
Moore didn’t have his best season to date during the 2019-20 season, but he had a few very strong seasons in New Orleans. The 31-year-old guard developed an established role off the bench as a formidable marksman from deep. He shot 40.4 percent on 3-pointers over four seasons with the Pelicans, including two seasons over 42 percent.
Moore will serve as a depth piece in a backcourt led by Chris Paul and Devin Booker. Trading for Paul was just the beginning for the Suns this offseason. They also added Jae Crowder at a reasonable price, and he will serve as a prominent 3-and-D figure while giving some hard-nosed competitiveness to a young Suns squad. They’ll also surely retain Dario Saric, which will give them more scoring and depth in the frontcourt. Jevon Carter and Damian Jones got deals with Phoenix as well.
While the Suns weren’t able to reach the playoffs last season despite their 8-0 run in the Disney bubble, they’re primed to take that next step in 2020-21. The franchise hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010, so that long drought looks poised to end.