With news of the Houston Rockets having interest in Luc Mbah a Moute, here are four reasons the Rockets would be wise to sign him.
Earlier in the week, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported that the Houston Rockets conducted a workout with former Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute. This drew questions of whether general manager Daryl Morey should be interested in reuniting with LMAM, simply because we didn’t know what type of condition Luc was in.
After all, Luc wasn’t able to stay healthy during his 2018-19 season with the LA Clippers, and he wasn’t able to complete the 2017-18 season with the Houston Rockets either. Perhaps a simple workout would have answered that question.
We’ve not heard anything about Luc in the 72 hours since, which makes you wonder whether the Rockets were impressed with LMAM. It would seem like the Rockets would want to get him signed ASAP for several reasons.
For starters, the Rockets wouldn’t want another team (like the Los Angeles Lakers) to sign LMAM before they could. On top of that, it would seem like the Rockets would want Luc to start playing immediately to get in a rhythm and earn the trust of Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, which DeMarre Carroll and Bruno Caboclo are struggling to do.
Then again, these are all assumptions, as we don’t know how the workout went or what could be causing the delay of Mbah a Moute getting signed. Regardless of the reasoning behind the hold-up, here are four reasons the Rockets should want to re-unite with LMAM, assuming he’s healthy, of course.