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Luc Mbah a Moute | Forward | #12

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (7) / MLW
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Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) began shooting over the weekend, but still has not been given a timetable for his return.
Mbah a Moute, who initially injured the shoulder back on April 10th, has said he's been happy with his progress in rehab. "He's closer," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "It's still too early to put a timetable on it, yet. Next week, he'll be re-evaluated. I think he'll be real close next week, but I don't know that for sure." We'll pass along an update after his re-evaluation next week. Apr 25 - 1:13 PM

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Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) said he won't rule out a return in Round 1 of the playoffs.

"I wouldn’t say ‘no.’ But I also want to be smart and do the right thing," LMAM said. "It’s feeling better. Continue to do the rehab, get the strength back and see what happens." The Rockets never gave him a timetable, but it sounds like he'll be day-to-day soon. His counting stats may not show it, but LMAM has been terrific this season and his return will give their defense a huge lift.
Apr 19 - 11:30 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to miss the first-round of the playoffs and he is currently without an official timetable to return.

Apparently the MRI results were not great, and this is a tough blow for Houston as they lose one of their glue guys on the eve of the postseason. "He is a big part of what we are trying to do and what we have been doing," said James Harden after Tuesday's game. "Same injury, same shoulder twice, but he's a soldier. He is going to bounce back stronger than ever." Mbah a Moute missed 15 games in mid-December with this injury, so he could be looking at a lengthy absence here. P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza will pick up the slack in his absence.

Luc Mbah a Moute suffered a right dislocated shoulder on a dunk on Tuesday, didn't return to the game and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

The potential loss of Mbah a Moute in the playoffs isn't the end of the world for the Rockets, but he's a good defender and part of their rotation. He's also had problems with the shoulder before, but we're going to call him day-to-day, as Mike D'Antoni said after the game that he didn't think the injury was as severe as the one he suffered in the past. P.J. Tucker, Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green, Nene and Tarik Black would all see a boost in minutes If he's going to miss time.
Apr 11 - 1:12 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute started for Trevor Ariza (rest) Tuesday and had nine points, a 3-pointer and six steals in 28 minutes.

He's impossible to trust, starting or coming off the bench, but if you rolled the dice on him tonight, he certainly came through with the six swipes.
Apr 3 - 11:00 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute will start for the resting Trevor Ariza on Tuesday against the Wizards.

This was the expected move with Ariza taking the night off, and Mbah a Moute could be someone to think about streaming in deep leagues for those seeking some triples and hustle stats. As a starter this season, Mbah a Moute owns averages of 9.2 points, 1.3 treys, 3.6 boards, 1.4 dimes, 0.9 steals, 0.7 swats and 1.0 turnover per contest on 50.0% shooting.
Apr 3 - 6:56 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute scored seven points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

The Rockets may dial his minutes back slightly because he's had a few knee issues this season. Even if several players are sitting, it could be risky to use Mbah a Moute.
Mar 31 - 12:20 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will return to the rotation on Friday vs. the Suns.

LMAM is returning from a three-game absence, so the Rockets may watch his minutes closely tonight. They are a bit shorthanded with Chris Paul and Eric Gordon resting, but Gerald Green is probably the safest pickup for his upside in triples and points.
Mar 30 - 6:26 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is the only player that might not be available for Houston on Friday vs. the Suns.

This means James Harden and Clint Capela will be back after resting on Tuesday. LMAM is having some trouble shaking this knee issue and the Rockets will probably play it safe with the No. 1 seed locked up. Gerald Green, Joe Johnson and P.J. Tucker are all candidates to pick up a few minutes if LMAM sits, but none of them are great fantasy options with the Rockets nearly at full strength.
Mar 29 - 12:21 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls.

This is just a reminder because LMAM had already been ruled out for this contest. Gerald Green, Joe Johnson and P.J. Tucker will pick up the slack, and Green is a solid streaming option on Tuesday with James Harden resting. LMAM should be back in the lineup on Friday vs. the Suns.
Mar 26 - 5:47 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) did not play Sunday against the Hawks, and head coach Mike D'Antoni said he expected Mbah a Moute to return on Friday.

With Mbah a Moute still on the shelf, look for Gerald Green, Joe Johnson and P.J. Tucker to continue to see added run on the wings. If you're looking for a dependable fantasy replacement, Tucker is probably the best of the lot since he is starting, although Green had a strong game on Sunday off the bench.
Mar 25 - 11:18 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

The Rockets continue to list him as doubtful and we'd expect them to be cautious with Houston in first place. Joe Johnson, P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green will pick up the slack on the wings, but those guys aren't trustworthy in standard leagues.
Mar 25 - 12:45 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

This isn't surprising news, as Mbah a Moute was listed as doubtful and coach Mike D'Antoni said he had been dealing with some tendonitis and would likely sit out a game or two. A combination of Rockets including Joe Johnson, Ryan Anderson and P.J. Tucker will soak up extra playing time on Saturday.
Mar 24 - 12:26 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters that Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. New Orleans and uncertain for Sunday's game vs. Atlanta.

On Thursday, Coach D'Antoni aid that Mbah a Moute has been dealing with some tendonitis, and will likely sit out a game or two. Joe Johnson, Ryan Anderson and P.J. Tucker will likely divvy up extra minutes this weekend.
Mar 23 - 12:59 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) had been dealing with some tendonitis, and he will likely sit out a game or two.

No surprise here with the Rockets having a back-to-back set coming up on Saturday. With Mbah a Moute out, Joe Johnson, Ryan Anderson and P.J. Tucker will pick up some extra minutes.
Mar 22 - 11:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku