One of the main pieces of the 2019 Final Four basketball team have now been called up to the NBA. Matt Mooney has now been signed to two-way contracts meaning he can spend 45 days on an NBA roster and the rest in the G-League. He has been playing very well in the G-League this season and he now going to be able to show their talents on the highest level of professional basketball in the world.
Matt Mooney will go to the Cleveland Cavaliers with his two year, two-way contract that not only covers this season but the next one as well. Mooney has been averaging 12.6 points per game on 47% field goal percentage and 38% three-point percentage with the Memphis Hustle, the G-League affiliate for the Memphis Grizzlies. As we know, Mooney does more than score on the basketball court. He has also collected 3.3 rebounds per game and has dished out 4.5 assists per game and stolen the ball 1.7 times per game.
The scoring is well, pedestrian. What has really set Mooney a part from other players is what he does other than scoring. He can play both the shooting guard and the point guard position and will work very well with quality big men on the Cavs’ team such as Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. The team will most likely be set at point guard with Collin Sexton and Darius Garland both in the starting lineup.
Mooney will need to play well as a shooting guard to make his mark this season with there not being any depth at that position other than Kevin Porter Jr. who has lost playing time in recent weeks. On the other hand, with Cleveland sitting at 26th in the league in assists, the Cavs may need to use Mooney’s passing to win some games.