Feb 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Bucks defeated the Mavericks 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Acquire Mbah a Moute In Trade With Milwaukee Bucks

While the Sacramento Kings are still reportedly trying to lure Monta Ellis, to do so they’d need to either make a trade or amnesty John Salmons. Amnestying Salmons probably isn’t their desired plan (and still probably isn’t enough cash for Ellis), but it is an option, which is one (though not all) of the reasons the Kings went out and acquired Luc Richard Mbah a Moute from the Milwaukee Bucks this afternoon.

CBS’ Ken Berger was the first to report the deal:

The Bucks have agreed to trade Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Sacramento for draft picks, league sources tell @CBSSports.

So what was the price? In short, a second round pick in 2016 and the ability to swap their second round pick in 2018, if the Bucks so incline. Pretty cheap, eh?

Granted, Mbah a Moute isn’t exactly a name that will set the world on fire but as solid defender from the small forward spot, he’s far more valuable than a second round pick in 2016 – especially since the Kings just acquired a handful of second round picks in the Vasquez/Lopez/Evans trade with the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers.

Mbah a Moute should all but nail down Travis Outlaw to the bench and may challenge John Salmons, assuming he’s still a member of the Kings come October, for a starting position.

The small forward will make $4.5 million this season, $4.3 million in 2014-15.

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  • Krish

    The writing is on the wall. Salmons is gone either trough trade or amnesty. I like this deal. The Prince is either a good stopgap and SF or a quality backup SF over the next couple years. I still see a lot of trade action in the Kings future too.

    • Ed

      Not sure about that…how do you think they will pay for DMC contract next season? Salmons, although a digressing player, means the Kings can take his salary and offer Cousins a good contract. I’d say let him play off the bench and we get rid of his salary next season and give our team more options in a talented draft and free agency next year.

  • delamerica93

    Keep Salmons, I say trade away some of our gaurds. We have a TON of point gaurds that we really don’t need despite them being good players. Salmons needs to be our bench SF. He’s a good defender and a smart player that keeps the team grounded despite his inconsistency scoring. I like this pick up though, he’s a tough defender and boy do we need that