Yesterday, we got the opportunity to interview Rockets’ forward Luc Mbah a Moute.
One of the best signings of the offseason for Houston was veteran forward Luc Mbah a Moute. His versatility on both offense and defense has been key in the 2-0 start of the Rockets. Check out what he had to say in an interview we had with him yesterday:
Space City Scoop: I know you haven’t been here very long, but how are you enjoying Houston so far?
Mbah a Moute: I love it, man. It’s a pretty cool city. Obviously, I came at a rough time with Hurricane Harvey but it’s been great to see how they got together and overcame it. J.J. Watt, some of the guys on my team, and a lot of people around the city have done a great time helping during Harvey. Hopefully, it is stronger than ever. The Astros are playing great so that’s exciting as well. It’s been fun.
Space City Scoop: The Rockets have been pretty impressive in their first two wins, including one vs. the Warriors the other night. How good do you think this team can be?
Mbah a Moute: I like our team, I think we have really good players. I think on both ends of the floor, offensively and defensively, we are pretty good. We have guys that can switch when guarding and that are versatile. Very few teams in the league have that luxury. Same thing offensively, we have guys that can play multiple positions, so that makes it fun. We have a lot of stuff to work on, some of us are still new to the team, but it’s been great. Coach Mike is awesome, a very smart and good guy.
Space City Scoop: On the topic of defense, you are one of the most underrated defenders in the league, in our opinion. How much pride do you take in your defensive ability?
Mbah a Moute: Thank you, I appreciate it. I take a lot of pride. People who play with me and against me know how much I care about it. I will always think of myself as one of the best in the league when it comes to that end. I think to me, going out there every night and taking on the challenge of guarding point guards to centers, I enjoy that. Hopefully, I can do the same thing here and help the team in that regard.
Space City Scoop: After moving to a new team here in Houston, how nice is it to have that familiar face in Chris Paul?
Mbah a Moute: It’s been great. Chris was also a major factor in me coming down here after he got traded here earlier. It’s good to have somebody that you’ve meshed with before and who knows you. So it’s been great having him.
Space City Scoop: How has it been adjusting to the offensive system of Coach D’Antoni?
Mbah a Moute: Oh, it’s been awesome. It’s probably one of the best offenses I’ve been around, if not the best. I think he makes a lot of guys better.
Space City Scoop: I saw on Twitter that you had some pretty great dance moves before last game. How fun is that Rockets’ locker room?
Mbah a Moute: *laughs* Yeah, that started awhile back, I started dancing before games. It gets me going, it gets me excited, especially to African music, trying to go back to my roots. It’s fun. The guys are kind of picking on me now, so they want to see more and more.
Thanks again to Luc Mbah a Moute for interviewing with us! He is a super cool guy and he is in for a great season!