Report: Former Celtics guard Moore signs with Magic

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Report: Former Celtics guard Moore signs with Magic

The Celtics liked E'Twaun Moore in his one shortened season with the team, but when an opportunity arose to acquire then Rockets guard Courtney Lee in a deal, they couldn't pass that up.

Moore was shipped to Houston with fellow Boilermaker JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams, and a second round pick. He was quickly released by the team.

But thanks to the new CBA, the Celtics couldn't turn around and re-sign Moore to a new deal. They had to wait until next season to do so, if they were interested.

But unless Moore is released by the Magic, he won't be available. ESPN.com reports that the Magic and Moore have agreed upon a two-year deal, both of which are for the league minimum.

Moore played in 38 games for the Celtics in his rookie year, averaging 8.7 minutes per game. He averaged 2.9 points, 0.9 assists, and 0.9 rebounds per game, shooting 38-percent from the field, and 38-percent from three-point range.

Moore also got limited time in nine postseason games for Boston.

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks. 

“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.

George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season. 

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix: Competition around Celtics just got a lot better

Chris Mannix talks with Abby Chin about the teams in the East making moves at the trade deadline while the Boston Celtics stood pat.