Warriors sign Mikki MoorePosted by Inside Hoops
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Mikki Moore to a contract, the team announced today. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that it’s a one-year, $1.3 million contract.
Moore, 33, is an 11-year NBA veteran who owns career averages of 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 18.2 minutes per contest in 534 regular-season games combined with Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, New Jersey, Utah, the Los Angeles Clippers, Seattle and Sacramento. For his career, he has shot 55.0% from the field and 74.3% from the free throw line. Additionally, he has appeared in 25 playoff games, averaging 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per contest.
“We’re happy to add a veteran with Mikki’s experience to our squad,” said General Manager Larry Riley. “He’ll provide additional depth at the center position for our team and we think that is important, especially when you consider the number of injuries that we had last season. He’s played a significant role on a couple of teams in recent years and that experience will prove beneficial for us when he is called upon during the course of the season.”
Last season, the seven-foot center appeared in 70 regular season games with Sacramento (46 games, 20 starts) and Boston (24 games), averaging a combined 3.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game. He also appeared in 10 postseason games with the Celtics, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.6 minutes.
In the two years prior to last season, Moore posted arguably the two best campaigns of his NBA career. In 2007-08, he appeared in all 82 games for Sacramento, making 79 starts, and averaging 8.5 points and a career-high 6.0 rebounds in a career-high 29.1 minutes per game. The previous season (2006-07) with New Jersey, Moore appeared in 79 games (55 starts), averaging a career-high 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 26.4 minutes, while shooting a career-high 60.9% from the field.
Mikki (pronounced MY-key) will wear uniform #33.