Done Deal: Timberwolves Trade Derrick Williams for Sacramento's Luc Mbah a Moute

Updated: 11/26/2013 11:51 AM
Created: 11/26/2013 11:39 AM
By: Megan Stewart

The Minnesota Timberwolves has acquired forward Luc Mbah a Moute from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Derrick Williams, the team announced Tuesday.

"We are excited to acquire a solid veteran player in Luc Mbah a Moute,” said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, in a team press release. “Luc is known as one of the premier defensive players in the league with an ability to guard multiple positions. He adds a lot of energy, grit and a high basketball IQ to our team. We thank Derrick for his contributions to our organization and wish him well in Sacramento.”

Mbah a Moute, a 6-8 forward known for his defense, averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game over parts of six seasons with Milwaukee and, most recently, Sacramento. Mbah a Moute was traded by Milwaukee to the Kings on July 12 in exchange for two second-round picks.

Mbah a Moute and Kevin Love led UCLA to a Final Four run in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

Williams averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during his time with the Wolves. The 6-8 forward is averaging 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game this season.

Photo: Sacramento Kings Roster

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