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Report: Kings Trade Future 2nd Round Picks to Milwaukee for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

The Kings have a Small Forward!


The Kings appear to have finally acquired a true Small Forward.

Ken Berger of CBSSports was the first to report that the Kings would send two future 2nd round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for Small Forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Yahoo's Marc J. Spears reports those 2nd rounders are from 2016 and 2018. Sam Amick further clarifies that the Bucks get Sacramento's 2016 2nd round pick and have the rights to swap 2nd rounders with the Kings in 2018.

Mbah a Moute has played five seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, alternating between both Forward spots. He is primarily known as a defensive stopper and a good rebounder for a Small Forward. He doesn't have much of an offensive game and rarely shoots from outside; As HeuristicLineup pointed out on twitter, Mbah a Moute has less three point attempts in the last three years than DeMarcus Cousins.

Mbah a Moute's contract is for 2 years and $9 million. The contract is set up so it pays about $4.6 million in 2013-14 and $4.4 million in 2014-15.

There are some injury concerns with Mbah a Moute; He has had to miss significant time over the past two seasons due to a knee surgery. He will be just 27 next season.

If you'll remember the Kings got two future 2nd rounders from Portland in exchange for letting them have Robin Lopez. These are the kind of trades that future 2nd rounders work great on.

Another positive from this trade is that it likely puts the Kings out of contention for the services of Monta Ellis. The Kings now have about $1.3 million of cap space left, and amnestying John Salmons would get them to $9 million. David Aldridge reports that Ellis is likely choosing between offers from Dallas or Atlanta.