5. Luc Mbah a Moute, Power Forward
Luc Mbah a Moute was originally selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 37th overall selection in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played the four-plus seasons of his career with Milwaukee before being traded to the Sacramento Kings for a future second round pick which became Malcolm Brogdon.
Mbah a Moute is one of the best and most versatile defensive players in the NBA and can switch onto anybody. That’s a huge asset to have in today’s pick-and-roll and positionless league.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t bring much else to the table. Most notably difficult for the Bucks is his lack of an outside shot. Mbah a Moute is a complete liability when it comes to scoring the basketball.
He’s a career 33.6 percent shooter from downtown and only averages 0.9 attempts per game. Those numbers are even inflated a bit after his last two seasons with the Los Angels Clippers and Houston Rockets. However, it’s likely not sustainable.
Mbah a Moute’s presence on the court would only further clog the lane for Antetokounmpo. The Bucks already have a couple of centers who don’t demand the respect and attention of the defense and can hardly afford to trot another non-scorer on the floor.