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.
The Bucks have agreed to trade Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Sacramento for draft picks, league sources tell @CBSSports.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 9, 2013
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).
Bucks acquire 2016 2nd round pick with right to swap picks in trade with Kings for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, a source told Y! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 9, 2013
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.