Re-drafting the 2021 NBA Draft — 12. Moses Moody, Spurs
I was pretty skeptical of Moses Moody as the consensus lottery pick many pegged him as ahead of the draft. He proved me wrong in limited minutes with Golden State. The Warriors’ depth made it hard for Moody to stick in the rotation, but he produced when called upon — even starting 11 games in the middle of the season.
All the reasons Moody went off the board at No. 14 are why he goes off the board at No. 12 in the re-draft. San Antonio is no doubt pleased with the progress Josh Primo made as the youngest player in the NBA, but Moody is still 19 years old and he’s much further along. His floor is excellent spot-up shooter and switchable defender. Given Moody’s flashes of shot-making and young age, however, the Spurs’ famed developmental team should really want to get him in the gym.
The Spurs’ future is very much up in the air, but Gregg Popovich’s team has always done well with two-way players who don’t play outside themselves. Moody fits well with Dejounte Murray on paper and he has ample room to grow as a potential No. 2 or 3 option long term.