Luc Richard Mbah a Moute traded to Sacramento Kings, according to report


The Sacramento Kings picked up Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute but lose some cap space in the process.

Filling the need for a perimeter defender, the Sacramento Kings will acquire forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for two future draft picks, CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports.

Along with a 2018 second-round pick, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports the Bucks will receive a second-round pick in 2016 and will have the right to swap picks.

The Kings will eat up Mbah a Moute's remaining contract, which runs through 2014-15 for $9 million total. That cuts into their salary wiggle room this summer, which could have been used on free agent shooting guard Monta Ellis. As's David Aldridge reports, the Kings could now be behind the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks in the pursuit of Ellis.

The move opens up space on the Bucks' roster at the small forward position, not to mention some cap space. Milwaukee signed swingman Carlos Delfino away from the Houston Rockets this offseason and also selected Greek small forward Giannis Adetokunbo with the 15th pick in the 2012 draft. Delfino will surely take up some of Mbah a Moute's minutes in the team's rotation.

Meanwhile, Mbah a Moute will bring a physical defensive presence to a Kings roster devoid of such a skillset. With Tyreke Evans heading to New Orleans, the Kings can take on more of a defensive identity next season with Mbah a Moute on the perimeter.

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