Golden State Warriors player in playoff rotation: Moses Moody
If someone told you earlier in the season that the last pick in the NBA Draft lottery could play an important role for a championship-caliber team, you’d likely call them crazy.
But, with the Warriors having missed the playoffs a season ago, they had a lottery pick and selected the shooting guard from Arkansas.
Moody has played well this season and has even started a handful of games with Klay Thompson missing back-to-backs. Moody recently dropped a career-high 30 points on Denver. Over his last 16 games, Moody is shooting 49% from the field and 45% from deep.
His season-long numbers aren’t the best, but Moody has turned into a sharpshooter and premier scoring threat both off the bench and with the starting five.
Averaging 1.7 threes per game on 45% shooting over a span of 16 games is absurd, especially for an inexperienced 19-year-old guard and, if something that can continue, will earn the rookie minutes when the moments matter the most.