Pacific Notes: Moody, Booker, Jack, Phillips
Beginner Warriors wing Moses Moody, selected with Arkansas’ No.14 pick in this summer’s NBA Draft, looks optimistic heading into his first NBA season, writes Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 6’6 ″ swingman was coveted by Golden State, who even considered drafting him with the seventh pick before finally selecting. Jonathan kuminga.
“I want to lay the foundation for my career, and I feel like I can do it with this coaching staff and these players,” he said. Moody, 19, is full of praise for his new club. Moody is a solid defender with an elite 7’1 ″ wingspan. He’s averaged 16.3 PPG, including 37% long-range shots, in his four games in the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League. Simmons points out that, until Klay thompsonAfter the expected return of an Achilles tear a few months into the season, there will be some sort of competition for the Golden State starting shooting goaltender position, and Moody could stand a chance.
There is more to the Pacific division:
- Suns All-Star Shooting Guard Devin Booker has entered the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols and will miss part of the team’s next training camp for the 2021/22 season, according to Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic. It is not known if Booker himself has tested positive for the new coronavirus or if it has been determined that he has been exposed through contact tracing.
- New Suns Assistant Coach Jarrett jack intended to pursue his playing career before being called up to the Phoenix bench, he revealed in an interview with Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic. The playmaker had recently served as veteran G League leader Ignite in the 2020/21 season. “I know what they are doing and I know what they want to build and how they want to build it” Jack said Suns. “So now I have to get my head inside my head pretty quickly.” In the second part From Jack’s conversation with Rankin, he discussed his role with the club. “I think player development… I think I’ll be pretty much with the playmakers for the most part. “
- The Lawn mowers added the former Wizards athletic performance and rehabilitation director Jesse phillips to their medical staff, reports Fred Katz of The Athletic (Twitter link).