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Suns sign veteran sharpshooter E’Twaun Moore to one-year deal

The Suns added a scoring punch off the bench in combo guard E’Twaun Moore.

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The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with veteran combo guard E’Twaun Moore. Moore averaged 8.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18 minutes per game for the Pelicans last season.

The 31-year-old veteran has played nine seasons in the NBA, and has started nine playoff games in his career, while being a part of a 30 total playoff games bringing some experience to the bench unit.

Moore (31), Chris Paul (35) and Jae Crowder (30) are the only players on the roster that are currently 30 or older. Adding another stable veteran presence that understands his role and how to be a consummate professional should help a locker room that could use more experience.

The Suns’ second unit struggled at times to create offense last season, specifically at the guard positions so adding a floor spacer that can play both on and off the ball should help alleviate some of those issues.

He figures to be able to play alongside any combination of Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Jevon Carter and Cameron Payne with his ability to play as a combo guard that can provide valuable floor spacing.

I’d expect him and Jevon Carter to be the first two guards off the bench, with Cameron Payne knocking on the door right behind them. It will be interesting to see if they look to add another guard, or if this completes their guard rotation and they opt to bring Elie Okobo back.

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