The Houston Rockets may have found a diamond in the rough.
Today, the Rockets signed veteran forward Luc Mbah a Moute. He agreed to come to the Rockets on a minimum contract, and that may be a steal for the team. He can provide the Rockets with good minutes off the bench and will be able to shoot the 3 at the small forward or power forward position. What does Luc Mbah a Moute bring to the team?
Luc Mbah a Moute Player Profile
Mbah a Moute is an interesting player in the NBA. Last season, he started for the Clippers and averaged 6 points and 2 rebounds per game. Though the stats may look poor, do not let them deceive you. Mbah a Moute is a very good player and one of high value, especially for the Rockets.
On a Clippers team that had him attempt less than 5 times shots per game, he still managed to shoot 39% from 3-point land. It was a career high for him and he obviously had been working on them during the offseason. Teams would ignore him on offense and at times he would make them pay.He still only shot less than 2 of them per game, however. Will he be able to keep up his shooting next season? That is the question.
While his shooting is solid, yet still unproven, where he really excels is in his defense. He is one of the best wing defenders in the game and moves well for a big guy. At 6’8 and 230 lbs, Mbah a Moute has the ability to guard wing players as well as big men. Take a look at his defense on Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge here as posted by Ben DuBose:
For anyone who needs selling on Mbah a Moute, watch these 3+ minutes of him guarding Kawhi and LMA. You'll be sold:https://t.co/YYsjMAvJyW
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) July 16, 2017
Luc Mbah a Moute is going to make a great Houston Rocket. It is unsure how many minutes he will play or what his role will be, but if some good defense is needed on a star player, he is there to help.