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Why Moses Moody is the perfect fit for the Spurs

Moses Moody
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Moses Moody's two-way abilities

Moses can contribute immediately from 3-point land, an area where the Spurs will take all the help they can get, as they ranked 24th in 3-point percentage and 20th in catch and shoot 3-point percentage this year.

Moody's offensive game is most polished as a 3-point shooter, specifically off the catch. He shot 35.8 percent from deep on a remarkable five attempts per game. The number of his attempts from deep ranked in the 91st percentile among all D1 players last season while his shooting percentage from deep ranked in the 68th percentile.

Along with an impressive shooting stroke, Moody offers the ability to attack the basket in transition as well as on straight-line drives to the basket. He averaged nearly three points per game in transition (95th percentile) with a field goal percentage in transition of over 88 percent.

While Moody isn't a great off-the-dribble shot creator as both a scorer and a passer, he isn't inefficient nor ineffective when asked to create.

Moody had a turnover percentage in college that ranked in the 90th percentile (10%), and sitting just below two assists per game, that ranked him in the 70th percentile. While he wasn't asked to make a ton of live-action reads or a cross-court skip pass, Moody had some fantastic dishes while being a pick and roll ball handler as well as on his drives to the cup, where he finds his cutting big-man.

Lastly, an underrated attribute of Moody's and a reason he might be best suited for play at the four is his effectiveness on the glass and in the paint. While averaging two offensive rebounds per game (92nd percentile), he averaged over three second-chance points per game (99th percentile) and just under five points per game in the paint (82nd percentile).

Moses Moody projects to be someone who can slot in and defend along the perimeter, as well as offer a consistent output from 3-point range while handling his dirty work on the glass. Moody can contribute as a role player off the bench in year one, but if his game off the dribble improves, you're looking at a true two-way threat at your G/F spot in the starting lineup.

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