A natural fit in the Pelicans' up-tempo offense, Moore managed double-digit point totals in 31 of 53 games in 2018-19 to cap off his eighth NBA season. Overall, he averaged 11.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. The swingman also provided versatility by making 21 starts at forward and 15 in the backcourt. A threat to explode on short notice, Moore produced at least 20 points eight times. This included a particularly hot stretch that saw him combine for 91 points over three November road games. Moore dished a season-high six dimes against the Mavs on Dec. 5. He'd follow that up by grabbing seven boards - in addition to 21 points - versus the Rockets on Dec. 29. Moore shot an efficient 48.1 percent from the field and a very useful 43.2 percent from behind the arc. Leg issues forced Moore to miss multiple games and in early February, he was shut down for the season.2017
Following a solid season in which he established himself as a key rotation player for the Pelicans, Moore took his game to an entirely new level in 2017-18. He started 80 of 82 games for New Orleans and averaged a career-high 31.5 minutes per game. Not surprisingly, Moore's increase in playing time led to an increase in his statistical production. Moore finished with career-best marks in points (12.5), rebounds (2.9), and steals (1.0) per game. On Dec. 11, Moore generated a career-high 36 points, including six three-pointers, during a home loss to the Rockets. The Purdue product was also much improved from downtown. Following a 2016-17 campaign in which he hit 37.0 percent of his threes, Moore upped that total to 42.5 percent this past season. In fact, Moore was a more efficient offensive player in general. He shot career-best 50.8 percent from the field, an extremely impressive number for any guard. Moore also hit better than 70 percent (70.6) of his free throws for a second straight season. On Apr. 4, Moore tallied 30 points, four assists, three steals and a career-high seven three-pointers during a home blowout win over the Grizzlies. Toss in the fact Moore was a reliable ball-handler (just 1.2 turnovers per game) and it's easy to see why the 2011 second-rounder earned extended run during his sixth NBA season.2016
During the summer of 2016, Moore signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans was searching for reliable guard production to bolster their starting tandem of Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, who both had experienced various injury issues. Moore proved to be effective and scored 9.6 points per game over 73 appearances, with 22 starts. It was the highest scoring average of his six-year NBA career. The Purdue product also hit a career-best 1.1 three-pointers per game and averaged a career-high 24.9 minutes per contest. He made his Pelican debut on opening night, Oct. 26, and generated 10 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal and one block in a loss to Denver. On Nov. 10, Moore scored a season-best 20 points during a win at Milwaukee. Moore started 18 of New Orleans' first 21 games before a toe injury forced him to miss three games. When he returned, Moore generally came off the bench, but still averaged 24.3 minutes per game. On Jan. 25, Moore grabbed a season-high seven rebounds during a loss at Oklahoma City. On Jan. 31, Moore drained a career-best-tying five three-pointers on his way to a 17-point, six-rebound performance in a close loss at Toronto.2015
The 2015-16 season was Moore's fifth in the NBA and his second with the Chicago Bulls. He started 22 of 59 games and averaged 21.4 minutes per game -- that was a big improvement over the zero starts and 9.0 minutes per contest Moore experienced during the 2014-15 campaign. Moore also produced his fifth straight season of improved shooting. He shot a career-best 48.1 percent from the field and career-high 45.2 percent from three-point land. On Jan. 28, Moore replaced Tony Snell in the starting lineup. Moore started 20 of Chicago's next 21 games and posted 12.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.4 three pointers and 0.8 steals during that span. Moore twice scored a career-high 24 points. On Feb. 3, the 6-foot-4 guard tallied 24 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals during a win at Sacramento. On Feb. 21, Moore again posted a career-best 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting in a home win over the Lakers. But on March 17, Moore suffered a left hamstring injury and missed 11 of Chicago's last 15 games. The Bulls finished with a mark of 42-40 and just missed the playoffs.2014
In September of 2014, Moore signed a two-year agreement with his hometown Chicago Bulls. The East Chicago, Indiana native came off the bench in 56 games for the Bulls and averaged 2.7 points and 0.4 steals over nine minutes per contest. Moore also shot a career-best 44.6 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from behind the arc. His playing time peaked when injuries occurred to Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich. On Mar. 5, Moore turned in a season-high 19 points, plus four boards, during a close home win over the Thunder. Ten days later, Moore posted 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a loss at Oklahoma City. Those two Thunder contests were Moore's only double-digit scoring efforts for the season. Chicago finished the season with a record of 50-32. The Bulls defeated Milwaukee in six games during the first round of the playoffs, but were eliminated by the Cavaliers during the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Moore played in three of Chicago's 12 playoff games. In the decisive Game 6 against the Bucks, Moore generated three points and three rebounds in a winning effort.2013
The 2013-14 season was Moore's third year in the NBA and his second season with the Orlando Magic. In a career-high 79 appearances for the Magic, the 6-foot-4 wing averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 three-pointers over 19.1 minutes per game. He also shot a career-best 42.8 percent from the field, up from 39.6 percent last season. Moore also made 34.5 percent of his attempts from behind the arc. On Nov. 26, during a blowout win at Atlanta, Moore posted 12 points and a season-high five assists. On Feb. 18, Moore scored a season-high 17 points, and added two blocks, during a loss at Milwaukee. On April 9, the Purdue product again scored a season-best 17 points during a home win over the Nets.2012
In July of 2012, Moore was involved in a complicated three-team trade that sent the Purdue product to the Houston Rockets. The Rockets released Moore four days after the deal, however. In early-September, Moore then signed a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic. Moore's playing time increased significantly with Orlando relative to his rookie season with the veteran-stacked Celtics. Moore appeared in 75 games for the Magic, with 21 starts, and increased his minutes per contest from 8.7 last season to 22.4 in 2012-13. On Nov. 9, the 6-foot-4 guard exploded for a career-high 18 points, plus five assists, during at loss at Brooklyn. Moore would match his career-high 18 points two more times during the season. An elbow injury forced Moore to miss seven consecutive games between Dec. 29 and Jan. 12. On Feb. 26, Moore registered his first career double-double with 12 points, 11 assists and one steal during a win at Philadelphia. It was his lone double-double of the season. On Mar. 1, Moore dished a career-high 11 assists during a home loss to the Rockets. On Mar. 25, in a loss to Miami, Moore posted a career-best nine rebounds, plus 13 points and seven assists. He finished the season averaging 7.8 points, 2.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game.2011
Moore was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. He joined a veteran team led by the Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Due to that season's lockout, Moore signed a temporary contract with the Italian team Benetton Treviso. He returned to the Celtics in December and made his NBA debut on opening day, Dec. 25, with a very brief appearance during a loss at New York. On Jan. 4, he scored his first NBA points in a home win over New Jersey. On Jan. 26, the rookie exploded for a season-high 16 points, plus three rebounds, in a win at Orlando. That scoring outburst would be Moore's only game in which he scored in double digits. In the second-to-last game of the season, Moore grabbed a season-high seven rebounds to go with seven points during a home win over Miami. The Celtics ended the season at 39-27 and eliminated the Hawks and 76ers before losing in seven games to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The 23-year-old Moore played in nine of Boston's 20 playoff games, but didn't see much floor time and scored a total of five points.
June 23, 2011Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round (55th pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft and signed a rookie contract shortly thereafter.
July 20, 2012As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Boston Celtics with JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams and a 2013 2nd round draft pick to the Houston Rockets; the Celtics traded Sasha Pavlovic to the Portland Trail Blazers; the Rockets traded Courtney Lee to the Celtics; and the Trail Blazers traded Jon Diebler to the Rockets.
July 24, 2012Waived by the Houston Rockets.
September 6, 2012Signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the Orlando Magic.
September 18, 2014Signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.
July 21, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.