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NBA Free Agency 2011: Nuggets Extend An Offer Sheet To Defensive Specialist Luc Mbah a Moute

The Denver Nuggets have extended a four-year, $19 million offer sheet to restricted free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute, according to Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post. As a restricted free agent, the Milwaukee Bucks have three days to match the offer sheet presented by the Nuggets. If they do not, Mbah a Moute would become a Nugget.

He is widely known around the NBA as a skilled defensive specialist, and although he has yet to be named to an NBA All-Defensive team, there is a very real possibility he could reach that honor within the course of the next four seasons. The biggest deficiency in his game is perimeter offense. He averaged only 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 2010-11 for the Bucks, and has a shooting range that doesn't reasonably extend beyond 15 feet from the basket.

Then again, the Nuggets aren't looking for offense from Mbah a Moute. Head coach George Karl recently said the Nuggets are more focused on a plan to  "build our offense off of being a good defensive team," so this move would fit that plan. Even more so if the Nuggets lose their own matchup defender, Arron Afflalowho is being pursued by multiple teams through restricted free agency as well.

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