Report: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute’s shoulder made him fail physical
Luc Mbah a Moute missed four of the last of five games of last season in part due to a shoulder injury, but it was thought to be nothing serious at the time.
Turns out, it was a little serious.
That shoulder was the reason Mbah a Moute failed his physical with the Kings, reports Rui Thomas and James Ham.
According to Vlade Divac via @MrRuiThomas, Luc Mbah a Moute failed his physical due to a shoulder issue. Source says Kings still interested.— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) July 22, 2015
You can see where Mbah a Moute fits in with the Kings and why they would still want him. Sacramento has the athletic but raw and inexperienced Willie Cauley-Stein at the four, they could use a professional, veteran, mentor for him and Mbah a Moute can provide that.
Mbah a Moute may have averaged 9.9 points a game last season in Philly, but that was more about circumstance than some growth in his game. He isn’t going to get the touches to do that in Sacramento. He’d have to take a smaller role.
At this point, he’d like just to pass the physical and be on a roster.