Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard options – Omari Moore
The likelihood of an undrafted rookie on a two-way deal becoming the Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard seems slim, but it’s not impossible. In a new interview with The Athletic’s Eric Nehm (Subscription required), GM Jon Horst said that while the team doesn’t have a backup point guard, Omari Moore is someone they feel great about in that regard, meaning he could help.
Moore is far from a traditional point guard, as he’s 6-foot-6 and much more known for his scoring abilities. Yet, he did act as a facilitator quite a bit throughout his four-year stay at San Jose State in college, having averaged 3.7 assists per game – 4.7 in his last two years. If the Bucks want to try and unlock some of that facilitating, they could utilize Omari Moore as the backup ball handler.
There would undeniably be some growing pains if the Bucks threw Moore into this particular role. Yet, they clearly believe the San Jose State product has something to give. If the Bucks indeed can get a boost from one of their two-way players next season, it would help tremendously. Moore is under surveillance and could quickly become a hidden gem find for this Milwaukee Bucks team.