Rockets’ Luc Mbah a Moute had coronavirus: ‘Sick and down for like 10 days’
The Rockets signed Luc Mbah a Moute for the NBA’s resumption at Disney World.
One problem: He had coronavirus.
Mbah a Moute – along with Russell Westbrook and James Harden – didn’t travel with Houston to Orlando, though all three arrived later. Westbrook said he tested positive for coronavirus, and a report said Harden was feeling fine (though didn’t offer much more context).
Now, Mbah a Moute is detailing his bout with coronavirus.
Gatlin of Clutch City Control Room:
Mbah a Moute:
It’s a serious illness when someone, listing symptoms, pauses to say “What else?” then continues. Thankfully, Mbah a Moute has recovered.
But this raises concern about how much Mbah a Moute will contribute to the Rockets. He hasn’t produced well in the NBA in more than two years, and he’s now 33. Add a training-time deficit and perhaps lingering effects from coronavirus, and it’s a lot to overcome.
At least the 3-and-D forward fits well into the Rockets’ system, as we saw in 2018. There’s still hope he can play effectively in limited minutes.