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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
Contract: view contract details

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Luc Mbah a Moute scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting Saturday, to go with three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.
Mbah a Moute’s numbers don’t really jump off the page, but his ability to bring a little bit of everything to the stat sheet without hurting you in any one area is what makes him attractive. Trevor Ariza (groin) could sit out the final three games of Houston’s road trip, so at the very least, Mbah a Moute has some short-term appeal in deep leagues. Feb 3 - 11:14 PM

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Luc Mbah a Moute made another start on Thursday with nine points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Spurs.

He's seen some serious minutes in his last two games with this and a 39-minute Tuesday. Mbah a Moute is more of a glue guy than a fantasy asset, so he'll have to make his money in the hustle stats. He's more of a stream while Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon are out.
Feb 2 - 12:45 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute started for Trevor Ariza (hamstring) on Tuesday and played 39 minutes, but finished with just eight points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

Yuck. And now that Eric Gordon's hurt (back), the Rockets could be looking for another fill-in starter against the Spurs on Thursday, especially if Chris Paul (groin) is out again. P.J. Tucker played 36 minutes for nine points, three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers, while Gerald Green played 32 minutes for 11 points, six boards and two 3-pointers. One of them would likely start for Gordon on Thursday if he can't go, but given what James Harden did tonight (60-10-11 triple-double), there may not be much left to go around for his teammates. Green looks like the best streamer if Gordon, Ariza and Paul are going to continue to miss time.
Jan 31 - 12:00 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute started the second half on Sunday sans Trevor Ariza (hamstring), finishing with 13 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist in 32 minutes.

Mbah a Moute is very capable of producing when he's able to flirt with minutes in the 30s, so if Ariza needs to miss time, Mbah a Moute will be someone to think about grabbing in deep leagues. P.J. Tucker finished the game with two points, seven boards and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench, and he too will have the opportunity for extended minutes if Ariza can't play Tuesday. That said, Mbah a Moute is the preferable fantasy target here.
Jan 28 - 7:20 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute scored 14 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

P.J. Tucker also chipped in with 12 points. These two filled in nicely for Trevor Ariza, but Ariza will be back after his two-game suspension ended following the game. Mbah a Moute could still find minutes around 24, but he's not much of a fantasy asset.
Jan 21 - 12:03 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute made a start for Trevor Ariza (suspension) on Thursday, scoring 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

His playing time may have been a little higher than this, but the Rockets went with a more traditional lineup against a bigger Wolves team for most of the fourth. Expect Mbah a Moute to play around 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday, so he will be on the board as a DFS punt play or as a streamer.
Jan 19 - 12:08 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute will start for Trevor Ariza (suspension) on Thursday vs. the Wolves.

Ariza also won't play on Saturday vs. the Warriors, while Gerald Green is suspended for both games as well. James Harden (hamstring) is limited to about 24-25 minutes, so expect Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker to play heavy minutes on the wings tonight. He's a punt consideration in DFS on a four-game slate.
Jan 18 - 11:58 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) and Tarik Black (eye) are available on Monday vs. the Clippers.

He's been out for about a month and was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes before the injury, but he'll more than likely have some restrictions for a bit. He's only worth keeping an eye on in very deep leagues.
Jan 15 - 9:03 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to play Monday vs. the Clippers.

He's been out for a month, so if he is able to get out there tonight, he'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit. Mbah a Moute isn't worth owning in most leagues, but he could take away some minutes from P.J. Tucker once he's fully up to speed.
Jan 15 - 6:02 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is scheduled to practice on Sunday and if all goes well, he'll return to the court for Monday's game against the Clippers.

Mbah a Moute has spent the past month on the sidelines, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be getting back to the court on Monday. He'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit for his first handful of games, but once he's fully up to speed, he could siphon away some playing time from P.J. Tucker.
Source: ESPN
Jan 14 - 3:06 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup vs. the Clippers.

It's odd that D'Antoni has decided a player will be a GTD for a game that is still three days away; nonetheless, it's confirmation that Mbah a Moute is making solid progress and is very close to returning. Before getting injured, Mbah a Moute was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes for the Rockets this season.
Jan 13 - 9:19 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) said he's getting closer, but doesn't have a return date in mind.

"I'm definitely closer to the end than where I was," Mbah a Moute said. "I'm feeling better, able to start shooting and doing stuff on the court. It's tough being out, dealing with an injury." Mbah a Moute is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Bulls and we'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for now.
Jan 8 - 10:50 AM

Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) hasn't been cleared for practices and he remains without a return timetable.

The good news is that Mbah a Moute went through a long workout prior to Sunday's practice and said he's feeling better. "I can't really guess [about a return date]," he said. "I'm regaining strength. The shoulder is healed. Range of motion is getting better. I'm starting to do stuff on the court, getting into basketball shape." Until Houston provides more details, we'll consider him out indefinitely.
Jan 7 - 6:40 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is likely out for two more weeks.

The Rockets gave him a 2-3 week timetable back on Dec. 14, so this isn't much of an update. LMAM had more value in real life than in fantasy, so he's not worth stashing in most cases. P.J. Tucker will continue to pick up some extra minutes in his absence.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute's MRI revealed no significant damage in his shoulder, and the Rockets are optimistic that he'll return in 2-3 weeks.

He was diagnosed with a dislocation, which has since been re-set, and he will be re-evaluated in one week. This is great news for the Rockets, since Mbah a Moute's defense is part of the reason they rank No. 6 in defensive efficiency. P.J. Tucker and Ryan Anderson stand to gain the most in his absence, but there are no clear-cut fantasy winners here. It shouldn't take long for Houston to establish an official timetable for Mbah a Moute's return.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

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