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The role of Luc Mbah a Moute on the Houston Rockets

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: George Hill
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: George Hill
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As we lead up to the start of the season, we will be going over the roles of some of the players on the Rockets. First up, Luc Mbah a Moute.

Luc Mbah a Moute was an underrated and huge signing for the Houston Rockets this offseason. He brings versatility on the defensive end to a team that needs it badly.

For the veteran’s minimum, Mbah a Moute was an absolute steal. He was a starter for the Los Angeles Clippers last season and already has that connection with Chris Paul. Let’s dig in on how he can help the team this season:

Defensively

Let’s be honest, Luc Mbah a Moute’s defense was the main reason he was signed by the Rockets this offseason. He can guard both the perimeter and the post and can play multiple positions on the floor.

We shared this video whenever Mbah a Moute first signed, but check it out again:

He guards two high-quality players in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge in this video. That versatility is going to be key for the Rockets down the stretch in close games.

Here he is again, this time guarding a point guard in Damian Lillard.

Unbelievable. Daryl Morey has done a great job this offseason, and Mbah a Moute should be a huge part of the team next year.

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Offensively

Luc Mbah a Moute certainly is not an offensive specialist, but he can hold his own. He shot a good 39% from 3 last year, easily the best of his career.

While that number may not be quite the same, as long as he is an average 3-point shooter he will fit right into the second unit. Like I previously mentioned, he already has a connection with Chris Paul. Can he create a similar one with James Harden? It should not be too hard as he will get more open shots than ever before.

Leadership

Luc Mbah a Moute adds more veteran leadership to the squad as well. He has been in the NBA for quite awhile and can help the development of some of the young forwards the Rockets have.

What are you looking forward to most about Luc Mbah a Moute? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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