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Apr 23, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) drives to the basket as Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) defends in the first half during game two in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Trade For Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

The Sacramento Kings continued their busy offseason Tuesday. Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that the Kings have traded draft picks for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports shortly adds that the future picks are for the 2016 and 2018 drafts (the tweet below is the first part, but he also noted the 2018 second-round pick).

Mbah a Moute is owed nearly $9 million over the next two seasons, which is an affordable price for the Kings, who have been in the market for a small forward for years.

Coming off his worst season as a pro due to a nagging knee injury, Mbah a Moute is still a good addition for the Kings. He is a well-regraded defender, as he is able to guard perimeter players and big men. His versatility will be a breath of fresh air for a Kings team that finished 29th in the NBA in defensive efficiency this past season.

The 26-year-old isn’t as dynamic on offense, however. He averaged just 6.7 points with a PER (Player Efficiency Rating) of 9.09 in 2012-13. He’s a decent consolation prize after dismissing the possibility of adding Andre Iguodala, who eventually signed with the Golden State Warriors.

 

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