Off the Court: Pelicans forward/guard E’Twaun Moore
April 03, 2020
Things tend to come full circle in the NBA. After beginning his NBA career as a young player on a veteran-laden Boston team, E’Twaun Moore, 31, is now a veteran player on a young New Orleans team. Moore’s experience and demeanor led to him being referred to as “Uncle E” during the 2019-20 season, a player highly-respected by his teammates. Speaking of coming full circle, as a Boston rookie Moore looked up to Celtics players such as point guard Rajon Rando; the following season Moore played for Orlando and took pointers and advice from Magic point guard Jameer Nelson. Moore, who signed with the Pelicans as a free agent in summer 2016, ended up rejoining both Rondo and Nelson as teammates during the 2017-18 campaign. New Orleans posted a 48-34 record that season and advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Moore joined Pelicans.com to discuss his background and passions away from basketball:
E’Twaun Moore and his heroic contributions may prove pivotal for New Orleans Pelicans’ playoff hopes
January 02, 2020
Three quarters into their latest Smoothie King Center trip, the Houston Rockets appeared ready to rain on the parade of the surging Pelicans. Despite the absences of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Clint Capela, their three best players on most nights, the Rockets found themselves up seven with 12 minutes to go. But once E’Twaun Moore moved his eyes upward, the tides turned New Orleans’ way for good.
I’ve always been an unabashed E’Twaun Moore fan. From his silky, smooth jumper to his tear-drop runner, Moore is the perfect complementary scoring piece for a good team, perhaps like the New Orleans Pelicans.
When the 2019-20 NBA season tips off, the New Orleans Pelicans will look like a completely new team. Only a few players (and likely just one starter) are returning from last year’s squad and there are plenty of new pieces to get excited about including Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, JJ Redick, Derrick Favors, Jaxson Hayes, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart among others.
Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore discusses upcoming youth camp
June 03, 2019
E'Twaun Moore is gearing up for his annual basketball camp in East Chicago.
The 2007 E.C. Central graduate and New Orleans Pelicans guard will host a two-day clinic June 28 and 29. In addition to giving back to his community with his time and knowledge of the game, Moore has also awarded scholarships to four Class of 2019 graduates at his alma mater through the E’Twaun Moore Foundation.
How E’Twaun Moore’s ‘play of the game’ saved the Pelicans against Dallas
December 28, 2018
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic came away with a loose ball with under a minute to play and the Mavs clinging to a one-point lead. Points on the other end would have been devastating to the New Orleans Pelicans’ chances to come away with a victory.
Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore knew the situation. He remembered Alvin Gentry’s fiery halftime speech. He knew he needed to make a play.
E.C. Central grads, pro athletes Moore and Short give back for holidays
December 21, 2018
Holiday season offers many people the opportunity to reflect on the year, be surrounded by their loved ones and give and receive gifts.
But these cherished moments aren’t always a reality for some families, and Kawann Short and E’Twaun Moore are doing their part to help change that in their hometown. Short and Moore grew up in East Chicago and led E.C. Central to the IHSAA Class 4A boys basketball state title in 2007. Since then, the Cardinals’ star athletes have moved past the ranks of high school glory and enjoyed successful careers at the professional level.
E.C. Central alum, NBA's Moore backs alumni holiday basketball game, student scholarships
November 20, 2018
Dianna Darden graduated from E.C. Central in 1995, and 23 years later she still takes a lot of pride in her alma mater.
She remembers the passion and energy her classmates had when they were Cardinals. But in more recent years, Darden said that level of school spirit has dissipated and she is doing everything she can to rebuild it.
Darden is the founder and chair of the E.C. Central Alumni Giveback Committee. And since its foundation in 2015, she said many graduates have joined to not only reminisce about their days as students but also restart events like the annual Turkey Tournament — which hasn’t happened since the early 2000s.
E'Twaun Moore sparks Pelicans with effective old-school, no-frills game
November 13, 2018
TORONTO – The game took place 11 years ago in a Las Vegas holiday tournament, but Wesley Johnson still remembers competing against a Purdue University freshman with a strikingly old-school approach. As the never-flashy E’Twaun Moore dropped in mid-range baskets and crafty floaters over Toronto’s defense Monday during a 30-point eruption, it reminded Johnson that some things never change.
On this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy talks with New Orleans Pelicans swingman E’Twaun Moore. They discuss Moore’s offseason, the Pelicans’ additions, the departures of DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo, and much more.
Former Purdue star and New Orleans Pelicans player E'Twaun Moore sending message with camp
June 28, 2018
EAST CHICAGO — Ryan Mattell came prepared.
Every camper at the E’Twaun Moore Basketball Camp received a T-shirt as part of his or her modest registration fee. But Mattell received an authentic New Orleans Pelicans jersey for his 12th birthday in March, and that’s what he wore throughout the first day of the two-day camp at East Chicago Central on Thursday.
“I just got it because I love him,” said Mattell, of Hobart, who attended Moore’s camp for the second time. “I love his story — how he made it, how he wanted it to be so he worked super hard to get it.”
He played in and started more games than he ever had in the NBA, while scoring and shooting better than he ever had, filling a role at starting small forward he’d never previously been asked to handle. Sure, a few New Orleans teammates are familiar names and register gaudier statistics than Moore, but perhaps no Pelicans player so consistently met and exceeded expectations in 2017-18.
Purdue graduate E'Twaun Moore flourishes in expanded opportunity with New Orleans Pelicans
April 28, 2018
E’Twaun Moore projects an ease and a confidence, along with a level of comfort.
The East Chicago Central and Purdue graduate is always going to have his work ethic and toughness. He’s never going to lose that edge and mentality associated with getting drafted with the 55th pick in 2011 — the 6-foot-4 guard still wears jersey No. 55 with the New Orleans Pelicans.
But make no mistake, things are good for the 29-year-old Moore.
From East Chicago to the NBA: E’Twaun Moore’s Inspirational Story
April 10, 2018
When the sun no longer illuminated Guthrie Street, it was time to return home. That was the rule and there were no exceptions. From the balcony of his third-floor apartment, a young E’Twaun Moore could hear the reasons why. Gunshots rang out. Sirens blared. Noise from nearby dice games, which often precipitated the violence, carried through the halls.
Pelicans' E'Twaun Moore on his career year, Anthony Davis' otherworldly abilities, DeMarcus Cousins' future and more
March 01, 2018
After playing for three teams in his first four seasons and earning the veteran’s minimum in each of those years, E’Twaun Moore has finally made it with New Orleans. Back in 2016, he inked a four-year deal worth $34 million with the Pelicans that’s provided him financial security. And since signing that contract, he’s played the best basketball of his career.
E'Twaun Moore has partnered with Elevate New Orleans to help youth in the program develop basketball and life skills. He welcomed boys and girls from Elevate to the Pelicans' practice facility for a special basketball clinic.
Pelicans' E’Twaun Moore in midst of career-best shooting stretch
December 14, 2017
E’Twaun Moore is one of the quietest, most soft-spoken players on the New Orleans Pelicans’ roster, occasionally admitting to being a bit camera-shy. Well, the guard/forward has created a bit of a problem for himself on that front lately – in the midst of an incredible shooting tear during the first two weeks of December, everyone in the Crescent City media wants to talk to him.
Q4 Sports, a new sneaker startup, is making waves with NBA players
November 09, 2018
Quintin Williams, the co-founder and global chief designer for Q4 Sports, is on a journey to disrupt the sneaker world with his new company. That’s an increasingly popular sentiment, as we’ve recently seen the disruption theme associated with Big Baller Brand, the company founded for Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball.
New Orleans Pelicans: What’s been different for E’Twaun Moore?
November 03, 2017
The New Orleans Pelicans seem to be getting into a groove. They’ve won two straight and three-of-four. Over those last four, E’Twaun Moore has been one of the players to step up in a major way. What’s been different for the shooting guard early on this year? Is his success sustainable throughout an entire season?
Sources: E’Twaun Moore signs shoe deal with Q4 Sports
October 22, 2017
The sneaker game has been dominated by star and second-tier players for as long those companies have been around. Then there’s the arrival of Q4 Sports, who have signed New Orleans Pelicans guard E’Twaun Moore to a one-year shoe deal, according to sources. Moore will debut his personally customized version of the 495 Lo’s in the Pelicans colorway on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a source.
Pelicans' E'Twaun Moore prepares for increased role with Rajon Rondo sidelined
October 13, 2017
E'Twaun Moore's versatility has been one of his greatest assets during his time in the NBA, and no one knows that better than him. Moore averaged a career-high 9.6 points in his first season with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016-17, and he was a valuable piece for the team as a combo guard off the bench.
E’Twaun Moore focuses on conditioning, weight training entering Year 7 of NBA career
September 08, 2019
As he prepared for basketball season in previous summers, E’Twaun Moore often viewed techniques like Pilates and yoga with a measure of skepticism. Like many young players, he barely needed to stretch before playing hours and hours of pickup hoops. Why go through a lengthy regimen of preparation, when you can just walk out onto the court and start playing?