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The Toronto Raptors have mentioned including unrestricted free agent ahead Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, amongst different targets, stories Michael Grange of Sportsnet.

Any settlement hinges on worth, Grange provides. The Raptors are over the cap and would solely have the ability to supply exceptions.

The 30-yr-previous Mbah a Moute profiles as a robust defender able to checking a number of positions. The 6-foot-eight ahead spent his final two seasons because the go-to wing stopper for the Los Angeles Clippers. He can play at both ahead slot and is snug guarding each wings and bigs.

The place Mbah a Moute struggles is on offense. Although he shot 50.5 % from the sector and 39.1 % from deep final season, that was largely a results of enjoying with Chris Paul and being routinely ignored by defenses. Mbah a Moute features greatest surrounded by excessive-utilization scorers who can compensate for his shortcomings.

His measurement and defensive means can be massively invaluable for a Raptors aspect that misplaced DeMarre Carroll, Patrick Patterson, and P.J. Tucker this offseason. Nevertheless, becoming a non-shooter resembling Mbah a Moute alongside DeMar DeRozan for prolonged stretches would severely cramp flooring spacing.

The Cameroonian ahead averaged 6.1 factors, 2.1 rebounds, and one steal final season in 22.three minutes per recreation.