Crazy it would have seemed a few months ago, but the Boston Celtics may have made a mistake trading away E'Twaun Moore to acquire Courtney Lee.
At the time, it seemed like Danny Ainge's most masterful move of the offseason. Now, however, we have the benefit of hindsight. And as my old history teacher used to say, "hindsight's 20/20."
Through the first month of the regular season, the traded E'Twaun Moore (who ended up on the Magic after being waived by the Rockets) is averaging 11 points, four assists and three rebounds a game in about 29 minutes. His trade counterpart, Courtney Lee, is playing seven less minutes a game, yet is averaging about seven points less than Moore.
Sure, Moore is on a worse team where he has more opportunities to showcase his skills, but he is also shooting the ball more efficiently than Lee, particularly from the three-point line.
Furthermore, Lee has only scored in double digits in two games, while Moore has scored in double digits seven times.
Did anyone really see this coming?
Well, not exactly.
In the article I wrote right after th ...
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Did the Boston Celtics Make a Mistake in Trading E’Twaun Moore?November 24th, 2012 by Patrick Buscone Leave a reply »