The Milwaukee Bucks still have a lot of work to do this offseason, especially in regards to their own free agents. One thing they were able to do on Tuesday is to trade away underperforming forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, sending him to the Sacramento Kings.
Can confirm @KBergCBS intel that Bucks have agreed to trade Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Sacramento. Kings gave up a future 2nd.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 9, 2013
Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports is now reporting the Kings gave up two future second round picks, which is a huge win for the Bucks, as they have had trouble luring in big time free agents to Milwaukee. So, the more picks they can have in the future, the better.
Aside from that point, Mbah a Moute really wasn’t a huge asset to the team. At times he had shown the ability to be a consistent power forward in the NBA, but for the most part he just hasn’t been able to perform consistently.
In 2012, Mbah a Moute averaged only 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting the ball at barely 40 percent in just 23 minutes per game. It’s no surprise that he finished the year with PER of 9.09.
At age 26, the Kings could still get some type of production out of Mbah a Moute but after four years he hasn’t been the type of consistent player deserving of more minutes. The Bucks cleared off his smaller contract and overall won in this deal.
They can easily find somebody to fill in a few minutes here and there that could do just as much as the former UCLA product has done.
Now, the big question in Milwaukee is what will be done with Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Do they get anything back in a potential sign-and-trade, or do the two guards walk away without any trade getting done?