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Luc Mbah a Moute no longer joining Rockets in minicamp

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Veteran small forward Luc Mbah a Moute will not be making the trip to Las Vegas for Houston Rockets minicamp after all, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

Mbah a Moute was expected to join a group of veterans including Nick Young, Thabo Sefolosha and others.

Luc Mbah a Moute was part of the 2017-18 Rockets team which had the best record in the NBA and lost to the Golden State Warriors in seven games in the 2018 Western Conference Finals. The 33-year-old only played in four games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season due to injury.

With the Rockets in 2017-18, Mbah a Moute averaged 7.5 points and 3.0 rebounds. He has career NBA averages of 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 686 games with the Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Clippers and Rockets.

There’s been talk the Rockets are monitoring Andre Iguodala’s situation with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 2015 Finals MVP is set to make $17.2 next season, the final year of his contract. The Grizzlies are reportedly looking for a late first-round pick in return for Iguodala, who would be a great addition to the Rockets if Houston was somehow able to acquire him.

With James Harden and Russell Westbrook leading the charge next season, the Rockets are legitimate title contenders. Houston is the only team in the NBA with two MVPs on its roster.