The Minnesota Timberwolves have confirmed that the trade with the Sacramento Kings for Derrick Williams and Luc Richard Mbah has been completed.
Williams, the overall number two pick in the 2011 draft and the highest selection in the Timberwolves history, never truly settled in Minnesota and has been sent packing in a straight-swap for Luc Mbah a Moute, who only joined the Kings in the summer.
A statement from the 'Wolves read: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired forward Luc Mbah a Moute (BAH-ah MOO-tay) from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Derrick Williams.
"We are excited to acquire a solid veteran player in Luc Mbah a Moute,” said Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations.
“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.”
By completing his move to Minnesota, Mbah a Moute will be reunited with his US college frontline teammate Kevin Love.
The small forward has averaged 6.8 points-per-game and 5.3 rebounds in his NBA career.
Comparatively, Williams has averaged 4.9 points-per-game in his career and just 2.4 rebounds.
The Kings are reportedly looking to revamp their roster after a poor start to the regular season which has left them bottom of the Pacific division.