TAG: Luc Mbah a Moute

Smack / Jan 18, 2015 / 7:45 pm

Report: Joel Embiid Weighs Close To 300 LBS; Has Blown Off Conditioning Drills

Joel Embiid, Sam Hinkie

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft because he was the best player available. After a back fracture kept him out of the NCAA Tournament, he was on track to be the No. 1 overall in June, but a stress fracture in his foot saw him drop to Philly. He’s not expected to play this year while recuperating, but he could be a franchise centerpiece when he does get healthy. A recent report from Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey claims he’s been shirking recent training sessions and has ballooned to close to 300 pounds. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 22, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Thaddeus Young Included In Love Trade, But Bennett Not Going To Philly

Kevin Love, Thaddeus Young

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune a three-team trade will be completed on Saturday sending Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Draft, Anthony Bennett, and Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young. Philadelphia will receive Miami’s 2015 first-round pick Cleveland owns as well as Minnesota’s expiring contracts of Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 26, 2013 / 1:04 pm

T-Wolves Officially Trade Derrick Williams To Kings

Derrick Williams

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a one-for-one trade involving former No. 2 pick Derrick Williams and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. The Wolves will receive Mbah a Moute from the Kings in exchange for the highest draft pick in franchise history. The terms of the deal were finalized this morning, according to The Star Tribune. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Apr 20, 2012 / 11:15 am

Daily Fantasy Basketball Diagnosis: 4.20

Danny Granger

Beast of the Night: Danny Granger notched 29 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four three-pointers last night. He shot 35 percent (7-20) from the floor and 100 percent (11-11) from the free-throw line, and had one turnover. For the season, Granger has pretty much fulfilled expectations by putting up top 30 numbers. So far in April, he’s averaging 23.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.9 threes per game, while shooting 48 percent from the field and 96 percent from the free-throw line. Read More »

Smack / Dec 11, 2011 / 12:00 am

Boston Celtics Near Deal For David West; Chauncey Billups Threatens Retirement

David West

Doesn’t it feel like David West sort of belongs on the Celtics? He has a little dog in him, and maybe it’s just us, but he seems like a great fit up there. Luckily for Boston fans, Danny Ainge agrees with us, and as of now, the Celtics are on the verge of adding the former All-Star Hornet through a sign-n-trade. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that while it isn’t done quite yet (New Orleans is in limbo right now because they’re focusing on CP), it will be for three years and somewhere between $27-29 million and will probably have Boston send Jermaine O’Neal and one other player to the Hornets. Still, there are question marks. He’s 31 and coming off a major ACL injury. He also technically plays the same spot as Kevin Garnett, although those two could easily play next to each other. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Oct 6, 2011 / 11:00 am

NBA Fantasy Team Analysis: The Milwaukee Bucks

Brandon Jennings

You’d think with an electric point guard and an authentic Aussie around, the Milwaukee Bucks would be a pretty exciting NBA team. Dig into the team’s statistics from last season and you’ll find otherwise. There isn’t much else in Milwaukee besides some middle-round value, and the most valuable fantasy player the Bucks have to offer is bogged down by serious physical limitations. Maybe Captain Jack can turn the ship around? Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 2, 2011 / 10:00 am

Evaluating The NBA Draft Success Of This Year’s Lottery Teams

NBA Draft Board

Every year in the NBA there are 16 teams that make the playoffs and 14 who are relegated to the NBA Lottery. Those 14 teams hope that their draft pick can be a building block for the future and help their team become one of the 16 in the playoffs the following season. This article evaluates how well this year’s lottery teams have drafted the past five years: Read More »

NBA / Jul 1, 2010 / 3:44 pm

Fear the Deer Strikes Again: Bucks close to re-signing John Salmons

John Salmons

Milwaukee ain’t playing around. After a surprise run to the playoffs last season, GM John Hammond must have decided this team couldn’t score, because he’s making moves all over the place to bolster the offense. Recently he’s added Corey Maggette and Chris Douglas-Roberts via trade, and earlier today, Drew Gooden agreed to a 5-year, $32 million deal with the Bucks.

Now it apparently won’t be long until late-season hero John Salmons is on his way back to Milwaukee. The 6-7 swingman is very close to accepting a five-year, $39 million offer according to NBA.com. The deal also includes $5 million in potential bonsues, with a buyout option for the fifth season. Read More »

NBA / Jun 29, 2010 / 10:00 am

Baller’s Blueprint: How To Guard Kobe, LeBron, Durant & Carmelo

Luc Richard Mbaha a Moute

At a solid 6-8, 230 pounds, with quick feet developed while playing soccer in his native Cameroon, Luc Mbah a Moute was built to be an elite NBA defender. In his second year with the Milwaukee Bucks, the 23-year-old UCLA alum spent time in front of everybody from D-Wade to Dirk to Derrick Rose, and wrapped up his season with a playoff appearance and a couple of All-Defensive Team votes. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 26, 2010 / 1:00 pm

The Best Second-Round Picks Of The Last 10 Years

Gilbert Arenas

With all the talk about the Lottery and the importance of building your team through the Draft by accumulating first-round picks (like the Oklahoma City Thunder have done), the second round seems to be increasingly marginalized in the minds of fans. However, the second-round can be a valuable place to find role players or even stars, so here are the best second-rounders from each of the past 10 NBA Drafts. Read More »