Arkansas basketball: Update on Moses Moody one month into NBA career

Moses Moody, Golden State Warriors and former Arkansas basketball player (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Arkansas basketball standout and current rookie with the Golden State Warriors, Moses Moody now has a month of professional basketball experience under his belt.

The 19-year-old Little Rock, Ark.-native was the 14th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and arrived in the Bay Area with a lot of enthusiasm for his physical gifts and coming from a winning basketball culture in Fayetteville.

Moody has made headlines for his athleticism on the court and his pig analogies off the court as well. The former Razorback basketball player is still finding his footing at the professional level, soaking up knowledge from guys like Steph Curry and Draymond Green.

How has former Arkansas basketball star Moses Moody fared in his first month in the NBA?

Moody had two notable performances during the five game slate of NBA Preseason games.

On Oct. 8 versus the Lakers, Moody finished with an efficient stat line in just 10 minutes of action. He recorded 10 points, 1 assist and 1 steal while shooting 3 of 3 from beyond the arc.

A few nights later on Oct. 15, Moody saw a few more minutes when the Warriors took on the Portland Trail Blazers. The rookie played 18 minutes, finishing with 9 points and 6 rebounds.

With the arrival of the regular season on Oct. 19, Moody has only seen sporadic playing time. His best night during the regular season so far came Oct. 30 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The athletic wing logged 21 minutes, scoring 6 points and 3 rebounds.

Because Moody is a rookie with raw talent in need of some refinement and his team currently holding the best record in the NBA (15-2 as of this writing), the Warriors do not have an immediate need to put him on the court regularly.

As such, the rookie will make trips to play with his team’s G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors to get repetitions with fringe-NBA talent.

He’s already made one notable such trip on Nov. 3. He suited up for the Santa Cruz team to face the G-League Ignite.

Moody saw his most action since playing for the Arkansas basketball team, logging 32 minutes, 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.

He had a decent shooting night, hitting 5 of 12 field goal attempts and 2 of 5 three pointers.