Bucks sign undrafted free agent Omari Moore: Reaction and analysis

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - DECEMBER 03 (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Following the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks wasted no time getting busy regarding the undrafted free agent pool.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have added San Jose State’s Omari Moore via a two-way deal. It was a good night for Milwaukee already, but this certainly furthered that notion.

Bucks sign undrafted free agent Omari Moore: Reaction and analysis

First off, the Bucks clearly had a type heading into the draft. All three players the team added on draft night, Andre Jackson Jr., Chris Livingston, and Omari Moore, are 6-foot-6 players who will be outright excellent additions to Milwaukee’s wing depth.

Sticking with Moore, it’s pretty surprising he went undrafted, as he was projected to be a second rounder in many drafts. The wing is coming off a solid four-year tenure at San Jose State, having averaged 11.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and a steal per game. In 2023, he was named the Mountain West Player of the Year and selected to the First-team All-Mountain West. Moore can immediately bring more scoring and defense to Milwaukee’s second unit, which the team will not complain about under virtually any circumstance.

Like Milwaukee’s other additions, the one major concern with Moore is his ability to space the floor for the Bucks. He shot just 34 percent from deep over his four-year career; that average was that high because he shot 42.9 percent from deep in his junior year. His efforts during that season did showcase that Moore has a good jumper in him but consistently is undoubtedly a question mark. Sticking with that, Moore’s overall efficiency from the floor decreased each year he was in college, as things became more difficult with an increased role.

Overall, this is a great pickup for the Bucks, as they got what many considered a projected second rounder as an undrafted free agent. With the addition of Jackson at 36 and Chris Livingston at 58, in addition to this, it was a good night for the Bucks. All three of these players have the potential to make a name for themselves in Milwaukee rather quickly.

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