Luc Richard Mbah A Moute Rumors

All NBA Players

12
Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute
Position: F
Born: 09/09/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Keith Pompey: Free agent to be Luc Mbah a Moute wants to remain with #Sixers: “When you been through a season like this, when you see ups and downs, you see glimpses of what could be. You want to be a part of it. You want to be there when things turn around and we finally get hopefully that right team and become a good team. So yeah, that’s what I’m thinking now.” #NBA #PompeyOnSixers
Mbah a Moute said he would like to see the NBA increase its efforts to recruit in Africa. “The rate at which it’s going, I don’t like,” he said. “I would like to see it bigger and faster. But [basketball] is growing. The NBA is doing a good job of trying to get in the continent. There’s more African players or African-descent players coming into the NBA, so that’s been good as far as helping. But I think we need more guys going in there and trying to do stuff to help. We do our best and there’s a lot of other guys in the NBA who have some African blood that are trying to do stuff. The more we do that, things are going to continue to get better.”
He discovered Embiid in 2011 at a basketball camp in their homeland. Mbah a Moute has advised the 20-year-old ever since. “It’s kind of like a big-brother, younger-brother relationship,” Mbah a Moute said. “I’ve mentored him the last four years since I saw him back home and brought him over” to the United States to attend high school. “It’s been interesting to see him grow from a young kid back home to an NBA player.”
Mbah a Moute is the only player in head coach Brett Brown’s rotation that has more than three years of NBA experience. “You are trying to teach them to be pros,” Mbah a Moute said. “It doesn’t happen overnight. For some people, it doesn’t happen the first year or the second year. It takes time. I try to show them how to carry yourself, how to go out there and compete, play hard and do your best.”
“I appreciate all that Kevin, Luc and Alexey have done for our organization and wish them the best of luck with their new teams. I want to personally thank Kevin Love for his six seasons with the Wolves,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “On the floor, Kevin has worked hard to make himself a great player in the NBA. He also made it a priority to give back to the community through his Coat Drive and numerous other charitable endeavors. He represented the state of Minnesota well during his time with us and we wish him nothing but the best in Cleveland. I also want to thank Luc and Alexey for their contributions to the team and wish them well in Philadelphia. I am truly excited to welcome Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to our team. Adding these young players, along with our No. 1 pick from this year, Zach LaVine, to our existing squad gives us a solid nucleus for the future.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and a trade exception in a three-team trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers. In exchange, the Wolves will send Kevin Love to Cleveland while sending Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved to Philadelphia. The 76ers also received the rights to Miami’s 2015 first-round draft pick from Cleveland in the trade. Minnesota will introduce its new acquisitions at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, August 26. Additional information regarding the introduction will be issued later today. “We are excited to add three young, talented and athletic players to our team in Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young,” said Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. “With the additions of Wiggins, Bennett and Zach LaVine this summer, we have brought in three exciting young athletes who all have the potential to have an impact in this league. All three of them complement each other very well and we believe they will be foundations of our team for years to come. In Young we are getting a proven NBA player who is entering the prime of his career. Our fans will enjoy watching these exciting players this coming season and beyond.
wpid-i_ba_76_01_182603508.jpg
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade that sends guard Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to Minnesota and a projected 2015 first round pick (via Miami) to Philadelphia, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. As part of the three-team trade, Minnesota will also acquire forward Thaddeus Young from the 76ers, while Philadelphia receives forward Luc Mbah a Moute and guard Alexey Shved from the Timberwolves. “Kevin joining the Cavaliers represents a very special and unique opportunity for our team. At only 25, Kevin has already firmly established himself as one the NBA’s elite players and his talent, versatility and fit are major parts of our team’s vision for success,” said Griffin. “We want to also wish Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett the best as they will continue the start of their careers in Minnesota. They are both outstanding young men that have great potential on the court and long, very successful careers ahead of them.”
The Cavaliers and Wolves have had an agreement in place on Love for weeks and it remains intact, sources said. That trade, which morphed into a three-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers that will send Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, is expected to be completed on Saturday.