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NBA: Houston Rockets reportedly agree to sign forward Luc Mbah a Moute

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Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute shoots over former Jazz forward Gordon Hayward in game 5 of their best-of seven Western Conference playoff series against the Jazz at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 25, 2017. File photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/02246b611d70b10a26352e0364e75a98/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute shoots over former Jazz forward Gordon Hayward in game 5 of their best-of seven Western Conference playoff series against the Jazz at Staples Center in Los Angeles on April 25, 2017. File photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

Free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute reached an agreement to sign with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN.

The contract is believed to be for one year at the veteran's minimum salary.

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Mbah a Moute, 30, played the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, and he has been a starter each of the past three seasons.

He declined a $2.3 million player option for the 2017-18 season, making him a free agent.

Mbah a Moute averaged 6.1 points and 2.1 rebounds last season while playing in 80 games, including 76 starts. In 2015-16, Mbah a Moute played in 75 games, including 61 starts, and averaged 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Clippers.

His best season was 2014-15, when he averaged 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Mbah a Moute's strength is as a defender because he can guard small forwards on the perimeter or power forwards in the low post.

Houston previously added Mbah a Moute's former Clippers teammate Chris Paul, and the Rockets reportedly are pursuing New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.

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