Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Traded from Bucks to Kings

The Sacramento Kings have acquired forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute from the Milwaukee Bucks, in exchange for a 2016 second round NBA Draft pick. Per the AP: “The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can’t confirm moves until the new league year begins today, said Milwaukee retains the right to swap the pick for a 2018 selection. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, however, that Milwaukee will receive Sacramento’s second-round picks in 2016 and 2018. ‘Just landed in Cameroon and got told I’ve been traded to Sacramento!!’ Mbah a Moute wrote on his Twitter page. Later Mbah a Moute added this message via Twitter: ‘Thanks to the entire @Bucks organization and the city of #Milwaukee for giving me an opportunity to realize my dream and for being a home to me and my family for the past five years!’ The 26-year-old Mbah a Moute often served as the Bucks’ defensive stopper and guarded LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, among others. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound native of Cameroon averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in five seasons with Milwaukee after being selected 37th overall in the 2008 draft. He has averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game in his career. Mbah a Moute has two years left on a four-year deal worth about $19 million that he signed as a restricted free agent before the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. That move came when Milwaukee matched an offer sheet from Denver, where new Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro worked in the front office at the time. Mbah a Moute will compete with incumbent starter John Salmons, a former Bucks player, for playing time. The Kings will likely still explore other opportunities in free agency.”