HoopsHype Luc Richard Mbah a Moute rumors

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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

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The Bucks open against the Bobcats and return the next night for their home opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I'd love to train every day, but in the grand scheme of things I don't want to be feeling like I am today on Monday, just by trying to be a hero and train," Bogut said. "I think things will be OK." Other Bucks to miss practice Friday included forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (knee tendinitis), forward Carlos Delfino (sprained right wrist), guard Mike Dunleavy Jr. (illness) and rookie forward Tobias Harris (dehydration issues). Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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And the Bucks forward said he is happiest about the news regarding Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. On Saturday the Bucks matched Denver's four-year, $18.7 million offer to the restricted free agent. "It's huge," Delfino said. "I've been playing with Luc the last two seasons and he's a main guy for us. Maybe when you talk about the Milwaukee Bucks, he's not the first name that comes for people. "But he's a main guy in our defense and our philosophy of game. He's a great guy as well in the locker room. For us, he's one of the most valuable players. "We're going to need him. He can play the 3 (small forward), the 4 (power forward). He's been practicing and working the last couple years like crazy. He's continuing to work to grow." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Defense is never optional for coach Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks. So it's no surprise the Bucks did what it took to hang on to one of their elite defensive players. According to league sources, Milwaukee matched a four-year, $18.7 million offer by the Denver Nuggets on Saturday and retained restricted free agent Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. The 6-foot-8 forward and former UCLA player is considered a valuable member of the Bucks' rotation and has started 166 games over the past three seasons. Denver made its offer Saturday morning to Mbah a Moute, who was selected 37th overall by the Bucks in the 2008 draft. The Bucks had a three-day period to match but made the decision in a matter of hours. "It's a blessing to be in this position," Mbah a Moute said when reached at his Los Angeles home Saturday night. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

December 10, 2011 Updates

Matt Steinmetz: Denver signs Mbah a Moute to four-year, $19 million offer sheet. Unknown if Milwaukee will match. Warriors should have been all over that. Twitter

Coach George Karl has made it clear: His Nuggets plan to "build our offense off of being a good defensive team." The Nuggets just made a move to significantly improve on the defensive end. A league source told The Denver Post today that the Nuggets have made an offer to Milwaukee restricted free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who is known for his aggressive defense. Denver Post

Benjamin Hochman: #Nuggets make nice offer to PF Luc Mbah a Moute, source told Denver Post. Sounds like he’s headed this way: http://bit.ly/uo5q2P Twitter

December 9, 2011 Updates

There was some good Nuggets news late Thursday. A source from around the league said Denver is making a strong push for forward Luc Mbah a Moute, a restricted free agent who played with Milwaukee last season. The 25-year-old Mbah a Moute (pronounced bah ah moo-tay) averaged 6.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds, while showcasing a defensive dedication that would fit well with Denver coach George Karl's philosophy. Denver Post

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For their part, the Bucks have made it clear they plan to match any offer on Mbah a Moute. "We think Luc is more valued here playing under Scott Skiles and his system than he would be anywhere else in the league," general manager John Hammond said Sunday. "We know the value of that, and we plan to have him here as a member of the organization." NBA.com

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