POSTED: Jul 12, 2013 11:23 PM ET
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deal struck earlier this week that will send forward Luc Mbah a Moute from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Sacramento Kings for two second-round draft picks is complete.
The Kings announced the trade Friday.
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward has emerged as a standout defender since he was drafted 37th overall out of UCLA by the Bucks in 2008. He has averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game in his career.
Mbah a Moute has two years left on a four-year deal worth about $19 million that he signed as a restricted free agent before the lockout-shorted 2011-12 season. That move came when Milwaukee matched the offer sheet from Denver, where new Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro worked in the front office at the time.