Kings Acquire Luc Mbah A Moute

July 12 2013 at 10:55pm CDT By Luke Adams

10:55pm: The Bucks' press release gives additional detail on one of the picks headed to Milwaukee. The Bucks will receive the higher of Sacramento's own 2016 second-rounder, or the Pelicans' 2016 second-rounder, which the Kings had acquired in a previous transaction.

FRIDAY, 9:45pm: The Kings have officially announced the deal, via press release.

"Luc is one of the premier defenders in the game today, with a proven ability to guard a variety of different scoring threats on a nightly basis," GM Pete D’Alessandro said. "His versatility in this respect will go a long way in helping us improve dramatically on the defensive end of the floor. We’re excited to welcome Luc to the Kings family."

TUESDAY, 2:57pm: The Bucks won't get the Kings' 2018 pick outright, but will have the option to swap second-rounders, says Amick (via Twitter).

2:48pm: The Bucks will receive a 2016 second-round pick and a 2018 second-rounder from the Kings, tweets Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports confirms (via Twitter).

2:31pm: The Kings have reached an agreement with the Bucks that will send Luc Mbah a Moute to Sacramento in exchange for draft considerations, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). According to Sam Amick of USA Today (via Twitter), the Kings will give up a lone second-round pick in the deal.

As Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee wrote overnight, the Kings were still in the market for a small forward, and had the cap space available to take on a player without sending out any salary. Mbah a Moute will make close to $9MM over the next two seasons, including about $4.59MM in 2013/14, a figure Sacramento should be able to absorb using its cap room.

Mbah a Moute, 26, has been remarkably consistent over the course of his NBA career so far. In five seasons with the Bucks, the former second-round pick has averaged between 6.2 and 7.7 PPG each year, along with between 4.4 and 5.9 RPG. However, he hasn't played a full season in either of the last two years, due to knee problems.

6 thoughts on “Kings Acquire Luc Mbah A Moute

  1. Completely ridiculous the bucks best and only real on ball defender given away for absolutely nothing. This isn’t the NFL 2nd round picks in the NBA are not worth anything. Very disappointed and sad to see a solid player given away.

  2. Bucks have had a very confusing offseason. By the looks of it they are going to tank next season in hopes of getting Wiggins or Parker…but if they will do that why sign Mayo?

  3. you can only depend on a player fr s long. if he keeps getting hurt. at some point you have to let him go.

    4+ million to sit on IR.

  4. His best position is PF and the Bucks have a logjam there. LRM is not a bad player but he is not good enough offensively to start. If trading a roleplayer for a 2nd round pick and taking no salary back really gets you angry, it’s time to have a beer or something. I’m extremely critical of the way the Bucks are run, but this isn’t a bad move after the headscratcher signing of Pachulia. Someone(s) have to go to make room.

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