Luc Mbah a Moute agrees to deal with LA Clippers

Luc Mbah a Moute is reportedly returning to the Clippers after one season in Houston.
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The LA Clippers have reached a one-year deal with veteran forward Luc Mbah a Moute, according to multiple reports. The deal — which is said to be for one season — will allow Mbah a Moute to return to the Clippers.

Here’s more from the Los Angeles Times’ Broderick Turner on the deal:

Nikola Jokic’s max contract will put the Nuggets in the luxury tax before free agency even begins. Jokic’s first-year cap hit combined with $108 million in committed salary leaves Denver $8 million over the line, with a tax Hisashi Iwakuma Womens Jersey penalty of $18 million.

Because of the projected cost, the Nuggets are likely to lose Will Barton to free agency unless they are able to shed the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried ($13.7 million), Wilson Chandler ($12.8 million) and Darrell Arthur ($7.5 million).

Thibodeau signed him as a free agent in March and on Thursday indicated he’d be a high priority in free agency.

We like the way he fit in, Thibodeau said Thursday. We felt he played really well in the playoffs and that’s sort of been his history. We’re going to go after as many as good players as we can.

Rose’s best season in the NBA came under Thibodeau in 2010-11, when he became Doug Baldwin Jersey the youngest player to win the NBA MVP award. That season, Rose averaged 25.0 points and 7.7 assists while leading the Chicago Bulls to the best record in the NBA and the Eastern Conference finals.

They don’t have enough room on their roster to take in six draft picks and add quality free agents. Right now, they have 11 players under contract for next season. That’s doesn’t include 2017 second-round pick Jonah Bolden, who spent last season playing overseas for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israel Premier League. The stretch-forward is expected to join the Sixers this upcoming season. That would leave just three full-time roster spots in addition to the pair of two-way contracts NBA teams are allotted.

Signing Barton to an annual $10 million contract — something he turned down before the season started — would leave the Nuggets with a $40 million tax bill.