Don’t Develop: Omari Moore
The Bucks were quick to ink Moore to a two-way contract after the 6’6 wing went undrafted in June. He spent four years at San Diego State where he improved each season, including averaging 17.4 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.7 rebounds in 36.5 minutes per game as a senior.
There was plenty of hype when he signed, but that disappeared after a disappointing summer league. Moore played just 11.6 minutes per game in Las Vegas where he averaged 2.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals. Fans were hoping to see more from the 22-year-old in his first pro action, but it was a brief five-game sample.
The Bucks have plenty of wing depth, including some young talent in front of Omari Moore that they should prioritize. NBA teams love 6’6 players with versatility. Moore can handle the ball, make plays, and rebound. It is a strong foundation, but he is years away from contributing to an NBA rotation.
Milwaukee Bucks should keep Omari Moore in the G League this season, but they should not prioritize his development over the two players they just drafted or the more polished wings on their roster. Moore needs time to focus on improving, so he can hopefully blossom into a rotation player in his prime.