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REPORT: Luc Mbah a Moute agrees to one year deal to return to LA Clippers

The LA Clippers and Luc Mbah a Moute have reportedly agreed to a new deal that will bring the defensive minded forward back to Los Angeles, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroski reports.

According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the deal is worth $4.3 million for the 2018-19 season.

The former Houston Rockets’ wing is leaving the team that was one win away from the NBA Finals and coming back to the team where he spent both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

Mbah a Moute averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 1.2 steals per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. He missed time early in the season and then again late with a dislocated shoulder, but appears to be recovered from the injury.

This is another brutal loss for the Rockets, who have now lost their two best defenders at the forward spot in Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns early in free agency. The West’s best regular season team will now need to look elsewhere and find ways to recover from the loss of depth and their most important position.