4. 3-Point Shooting
Perhaps one of the most overlooked strengths of Mbah a Moute’s game is his ability to shoot the 3-point shot. Granted, it’s easy to see why people would overlook this considering how he’s a career 33.5 percent shooter from deep, which is far from sniper-level.
But LMAM’s best seasons from downtown came when he was playing alongside a true passer, which makes sense since he’s a big man. During the 2016-17 season, in which he played with the LA Clippers, he made 39.1 percent of his 3-point shots, which is a career-best for the UCLA product.
During LMAM’s lone season with the Houston Rockets, he made 36.4 percent of his triples and made a career-best 63 triples. This goes along with the fact that he performs better while playing alongside players who have the ability to pass the ball and set him up for open looks.
With two passers such as James Harden and Russell Westbrook on the Houston Rockets, it’s safe to say LMAM would have the opportunity to have his best season from long-range in the Space City. Mbah a Moute would be one of the Rockets’ better long-range shooters on the second unit, which would be a welcome addition. On top of that, he would benefit from the small-ball strategy, as he would thrive with defenders leaving him open to help on Russell Westbrook in the paint.
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