HoopsHype Luc Richard Mbah a Moute rumors


October 13, 2012 Updates

The chances of Luc Mbah a Moute being ready for the Milwaukee Bucks’ regular-season opener are becoming increasingly remote. Mbah a Moute, unequivocally the team’s best and most versatile defender, has yet to practice with the team after undergoing offseason knee surgery. The Bucks’ regular-season opener is Nov. 2 against the Celtics in Boston. “I’m coming along; I’m feeling pretty good, feeling better every day,” Mbah a Moute said. “ I feel like I’m making a lot of progress, so I’m excited. Racine Journal-Times

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute remembers the NBA as a faraway place. Making it a reality hardly seemed possible. "The closest I got to the NBA was getting up at 3 a.m. to watch games on TV," said Mbah a Moute, who grew up with five brothers and three sisters in Cameroon. "When I came to this camp and met Dikembe Mutombo, it was a dream come true. Not only could you see it, but feel it and live it." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 31, 2012 Updates

Mbah a Moute, who will turn 26 years old on Sept. 9, underwent surgery to repair his right patella tendon in May, following the 2011-'12 season. "I feel good. The knee is getting better," Mbah a Moute said. "I'm right on track to be back for the beginning of the season. I'm just excited to be healthy again." Mbah a Moute was a restricted free agent last year during the lockout and got a late start with the Bucks due to his contract situation, as Milwaukee matched a four-year, $19 million offer made by the Denver Nuggets. Then he immediately encountered problems with his knee, problems that continued throughout the season and limited him to 43 games (22 starts). Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 27, 2012 Updates

Warriors have also talked with Milwaukee Bucks about moving down to the 12th slot. The Bucks are looking to move up to secure one of the big men they like (John Henson, Tyler Zeller). If Thursday, Milwaukee believes Henson and Zeller will be gone (leaving them stuck with less-ready Meyers Leonard or Jared Sullinger and his back concerns), Bucks GM John Hammond may take the bait. Golden State could get Luc Mbah a Moute in return or even get Ekpe Udoh back. I’ve got to think Mark Jackson would prefer Ekpe Udoh. He had Ekpe playing his best ball before the Warriors (reluctantly) traded him to Milwaukee. Contra Costa Times

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Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute (6-8, 230) underwent successful right knee surgery on Friday to address his patellar tendonitis, General Manager John Hammond announced today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Mbah a Moute is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp in October. NBA.com

April 25, 2012 Updates

When you talk about consummate professionals, be sure to include Luc Mbah a Moute in the discussion. The Bucks forward has virtually played the entire season on one leg because of a bum right knee. Racine Journal-Times

April 6, 2012 Updates

The Bucks defensive stopper Luc Richard Mbah a Moute helped a guy out with a marriage proposal before a recent Bucks game at the Bradley Center. It appears she said yes, and I’m sure they celebrated with an extreme loaded dog and overpriced domestic beer, then watched the Cavaliers roll over for the Bucks. Isn’t that every girl’s dream? NBCSports.com

April 5, 2012 Updates

Over at The Basketball Jones, Trey Kerby showed us that love was in the air across the Association on Wednesday night. But romance was also alive and well in the Bradley Center before the Milwaukee Bucks took on the Cleveland Cavaliers, thanks to the help of one dove of a Deer. I know who you're thinking played matchmaker — Ersan Ilyasova, right? And that's probably true, like, 98 percent of the time. In this case, though, it was Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, stalwart defensive forward, Cameroonian prince and tenderness king. Yahoo! Sports

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Mbah a Moute said spirits are sagging as the losses have mounted. "It's not normal, but I think it can happen when people are frustrated with the way things are going," Mbah a Moute said. "The spirit goes down a little bit. "But somehow, some way, we've got to pick it up. We can't feel sorry for ourselves or we're going to sit here and keep losing. Everybody has to look at themselves and try to see what they can do to help the team and get us out of this funk, to get back to playing better basketball." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Bucks guard Shaun Livingston expressed frustration over how the Bucks have let a number of games slip away. They held 10-point fourth-quarter leads in both losses to Orlando and mounted a late comeback but lost a three-point game to New Orleans at home Wednesday. "We've had a lot of games we should have won and games we were supposed to win, games we dropped to sub-.500 teams," Livingston said. "If we want to give ourselves any kind of chance of making the playoffs, we definitely have to capitalize on that after the all-star break." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

February 3, 2012 Updates

What isn't publicly known is that Mbah a Moute also has been coping with another injury, one that he and the Bucks hope doesn't get worse. Mbah a Moute said he has a partial tear in the patellar tendon of the same knee. And it's been bothersome. "Yeah, it gives me problems," Mbah a Moute said. "It's going to give me problems consistently for the rest of the season. It's just how just much of a problem it'll be. "I just have to minimize the level of pain by taking medicine sometimes, massages, rehab, all that stuff." Racine Journal-Times

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