Luc Mbah a Moute hopes for return, still weighing options
Luc Mbah a Moute made the most of last season with the Houston Rockets, playing into their mold as a three-and-D prototypical player, helping them with his intangibles and new-found prowess for the 3-point shot.
Now an unrestricted free agent, the 6-foot-9 forward is still weighing his options, hoping to remain with the Rockets if the opportunity arises.
“Of course, I want to be here, yeah,” Mbah a Moute said, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “I think we had a great year last year. I had a good year. The team did great, a game away from the Finals. Hopefully, we’ll bring everybody back. I know Trevor (Ariza) left. But to bring everybody else back and have the same team and try to go at it again, (that) is what I’m hoping to do. We’ll see what happens.”
The Rockets are in a tough spot, though — unable to keep everyone, as proven by the departure of starting small forward Trevor Ariza on a one-year, $15 million deal with the Phoenix Suns.
The Rockets ensured they wouldn’t be left without a starting piece, quickly inking hometown product Gerald Green to a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum.
“It’s a tough market,” Mbah a Moute said. “I’m still waiting, trying to weigh my options, see what happens. We’ll see. This is still day five, six. It’s what I saw coming. Hopefully, we get something done.”
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