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I actually had never heard of Mikki Moore when the Celtics were interested in him midway through the season. He did not have much hype and it seemed like he was just going to add a little bit of height for the C’s bench. That was just about all Moore was for the Celtics, and he did not have much of an impact on the team when he arrived.
Not that Mikki Moore was a bad addition to the roster, he just did not really do much and was really just there in case of emergency due to the already depleted and injured Celtics.
Moore appeared in 24 regular season games for Boston after spending the first half of the year with Sacramento. The Kings bought out Moore’s contract and released him on February 19, allowing the Celtics to grab him just five days later. He averaged 3.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game with the Kings. Moore improved those numbers to 4.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists per game during the regular season with the Celtics.
During the playoffs Moore only appeared in 10 games between both rounds. He averaged just 1.5 points and rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game. Like I said earlier though, he was really just there in case of an emergency.
Although I really do not see Mikki Moore suiting up with the Green again come October, he is a player that I truly admire. Moore was not drafted after coming out of college with St. Joeseph in 1996, but played outside the U.S. and worked his way into the NBA. Although he is not a superstar player, Moore has shown how it is possible for someone to work their way through the ranks, and that I admire about him.