Utah Jazz Gaming has sent second-round pick Bobby “MOAM” Wilson home, league sources tell DIMER.
The 23rd overall pick in the 2019 entry draft, from Oklahoma City, has reportedly been in conflict with Jazz Gaming cornerstone Shaka “Compete” Browne, the third overall pick in the 2018 draft. MOAM has repeatedly sniped at Compete verbally, behind his back, reportedly denigrating his performance. The team, growing frustrated, has sent MOAM home and instituted fourth-round pick Kev into the starting lineup.
The Jazz have shopped MOAM but have not reached a deal with any team. The NBA 2K League trade window runs until June 16, with each team permitted two moves, including moves made in the league’s first trade window in fall 2018. The Jazz have made no trades so far after protecting Compete and 2018 third-round pick Deedz after the 2018 season.
MOAM has averaged 13 points per game on 55% shooting in the regular season. He is also averaging 2.4 assists and steals each per game, and has added 11 points per game across two tournaments. He averaged just 8 points per game in three games in the Turn tournament, in which Jazz Gaming made the semi-finals before being eliminated by eventual champions Warriors Gaming Squad.
Jazz Gaming sits 4-4 halfway through the NBA 2K League season, with a bye in week seven. The team declined to comment.