The Warriors rookie has only appeared in two of the team’s last 10 games, exclusively playing garbage time minutes in blowout wins. He’s been mostly spending time in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors where is numbers have been sensational: 27.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game, while shooting 57.8% on twos and 37.5% on threes.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that the decision to start Moody — who will take Otto Porter Jr.’s spot in the lineup as Porter is missing the game due to injury — was due to the No. 14 pick’s strong performance with Santa Cruz.
With Otto Port Jr. out tonight, Moses Moody will start. This is a reward for his strong play in the G League.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 31, 2022
Moody has looked decently comfortable in his sporadic NBA minutes, but has struggled mightily with his three-point shot, which was assumed to be the most NBA-ready part of his game. He’s shooting just 5-for-34 from distance so far this year, though it’s admittedly hard to keep your jump shot ready when you’re riding the pine.