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July 12, 2013
Kings' Mbah a Moute deal officially announced

By Jason Jones

LAS VEGAS -- The Kings announced they had officially acquired forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Milwaukee in exchange for two future second round draft choices.

The deal was agreed upon Tuesday.

"Luc is one of the premier defenders in the game today, with a proven ability to guard a variety of different scoring threats on a nightly basis," said Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro in a statement. "His versatility in this respect will go a long way in helping us improve dramatically on the defensive end of the floor. We're excited to welcome Luc to the Kings family."

Mbah a Moute is expected to help at small forward where the Kings have been looking for another wing defender to shore up the defense.

The Kings allowed a league-high 105.1 points per game last season.

Mbah a Moute (6-8, 230) gives the Kings size they lacked on the perimeter last season.

James Johnson was supposed to be the answer for that last season, but the coaching staff found he was better suited to play power forward in most cases. John Salmons ended up being the starting small forward last season.

Mbah a Moute can also play power forward, too. But that won't be his primary role with the Kings.

Mbah a Moute averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in 58 games (45 starts) last season for Milwaukee.



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