Today, the Houston Rockets continue to add bench help after losing tons of key bench players to the Los Angeles Clippers in the Chris Paul trade. Mbah a Moute played with Chris Paul the past two seasons, which gives Paul some familiarity with at least one player other than James Harden.
The deal is only for the upcoming season worth the minimum salary arrangement, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
Now, the veteran has not made a great impact in the scoring department, but he has made his career last this long due to the fact he is a defensive guru and especially on the perimeter.
In addition, he played really well in the Clippers’ starting lineup last season. He shot 50.5 percent from the field (6.1 PPG) on a limited 378 attempts while providing excellent defense. He also picked up 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.
Also, the 30-year old is a versatile defender. He can match up against power forwards and small forwards, which he plays both positions as well.
Lastly, expect P.J. Tucker, Trevor Ariza, and Luc Mbah a Moute to split a fair amount of minutes at the three spot. That is a solid small forward group that can provide solid defensive play and decent point production from the wing.