Mbah a Moute (knee) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's Game 1 against the Lakers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The veteran forward didn't see the court during the seven-game series against the Thunder, but it appears he's recovered from the knee injury. Mbah a Moute is unlikely to fill a significant role off the bench now that he's healthy.
The Rockets list Mbah a Moute (knee) as out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.
After arriving late to the NBA bubble in Orlando, Mbah a Moute played in three of the Rockets' final four seeding games, but he's been battling a left knee effusion since the start of the postseason and has yet to suit up during the series. The Rockets likely will continue to evaluate Mbah a Moute's status on a game-by-game basis, but when healthy, he's expected to handle a minor role off the Houston bench.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will remain out for Monday's Game 4 against the Thunder.
The veteran is still nursing a knee injury that will keep him from a fourth straight game to begin the playoffs. He was brought on as an extra depth piece prior to the restart.
Mbah a Moute (knee) is out for Saturday's Game 3 against the Thunder.
A knee injury will keep Mbah a Moute sidelined, and he has yet to play in the series. That said, the Rockets are up 2-0, so they might not need his presence.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play in Thursday's Game 2 against Oklahoma City due to a left knee issue.
The Rockets picked up the veteran forward in July, but he only appeared in three seeding games and logged just 25 total minutes.
Mbah a Moute, who revealed Monday that he previously tested positive for COVID-19, said he's been limited to one-on-one or two-on-two workouts since he was cleared to resume training with the Rockets last week, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I was sick. I had the COVID. I was actually sick and down for like 10 days, then recovering and all that stuff," Mbah a Moute said. "I had a lot of symptoms. It wasn't too bad to where I had to go to a hospital. Being down, fatigue, chills, cold, whatever, body aches, all that stuff - it was tough."
Shortly after agreeing to a deal with the Rockets in early July to replace the opting-out Thabo Sefolosha at the NBA bubble, Mbah a Moute was stricken with a case of COVID-19, which delayed his arrival to Orlando. He was able to move past the symptoms about two weeks later, and after making the trip to Orlando and completing a quarantine process, Mbah a Moute has finally gotten the chance to join the team for workouts. However, because he has yet to see any action in the Rockets' exhibition contests and remains limited in practice, Mbah a Moute could be a candidate to sit out Friday's game against Dallas. Once he's deemed 100 percent, Mbah a Moute could push for a spot in coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation as a backup power forward or center.
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said that Mbah a Moute (undisclosed) has been cleared to travel and could arrive to the NBA's bubble in Orlando as soon as Wednesday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Assuming Mbah a Moute quickly passes through all health-related protocols once he goes into a brief quarantine after landing Orlando, he should be ready to practice with the team at some point over the weekend. After sitting out the entire 2019-20 season and only being added to the Houston roster earlier this month as a replacement for Thabo Sefolosha (opt out), Mbah a Moute may be rustier than most players in Orlando. Nonetheless, if he's back practicing in the next few days, he'll likely be available to the Rockets in a depth role for their first seeding game July 31 against the Mavericks.
Mbah a Moute has yet to join the Rockets in Orlando for practices since signing with the team earlier this month, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Houston has yet to provide a reason behind Mbah a Moute's ongoing absence, though the team reportedly expects him to enter the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World "soon." Signed as a replacement on the 15-man roster for Thabo Sefolosha, who opted out of the season restart, Mbah a Moute is only expected to handle a minor bench role for the Rockets once he's available.
Mbah a Moute will join the Rockets in the Orlando bubble in three or four days, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mbah a Moute's entry into the bubble has been delayed for reasons that remain unclear, along with Russell Westbrook and James Harden. All three teammates are expected to set foot in Orlando within the next few days.
Mbah a Moute is nearing an agreement to sign with the Rockets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Thabo Sefolosha recently announced he will not be participating in the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, so Mbah a Moute would take his spot on the roster. The veteran forward last saw NBA action in four games with the Clippers during the 2018-19 campaign. Mbah a Moute likely will work as a defensive depth option behind P.J. Tucker, Robert Covington, Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll in the frontcourt.
Mbah a Moute was waived by the Clippers on Sunday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.
The veteran came over from Houston as a free agent, but he's battled chronic knee issues for most of the season and hasn't played since late-October. Mbah a Moute underwent a procedure on his left knee last week, and he's expected to return to basketball activities sometime in June, with the hope of being ready to contribute for another team in 2019-20.
Mbah a Moute underwent a partial medial meniscectomy on his left knee Wednesday and will be sidelined for eight weeks, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Mbah a Moute played the first four games of the season before suffering the injury. He underwent various non-surgical treatment options and was essentially day-to-day for the whole season. Ultimately, he's been forced to undergo surgery to address the issue and will be able to resume basketball activity around late May.
Mbah a Moute (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Mbah a Moute continues to be evaluated on a daily basis, although he's not yet ready to take the court. He'll be considered a game-time decision for Thursday's clash with Milwaukee.
Mbah a Moute (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Nets.
It remains unclear exactly when Mbah a Moute will be able to make his return to the lineup, but his next opportunity will come Tuesday against the Pacers.
Mbah a Moute (knee) won't play Friday against Chicago.
While Mbah a Moute appears to be trending towards a return, it won't come Friday. His next chance to end his lengthy absence will come Sunday against Brooklyn.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will remain sidelined for Friday's game against the Thunder, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Mbah a Moute has not played since the fourth game of the season, but has been nearing a return recently. He has been able to practice in limited fashion, but will not have another opportunity to return until Monday versus the Celtics.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will go through parts of Wednesday's practice, Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points reports.
It's basically been a lost season for Mbah a Moute, who's been sidelined since the fourth game of the season with prolonged soreness in his knee, but his return to the practice floor -- even in limited capacity -- represents a major step in the right direction. It's unclear how much he'll be able to do, but the hope is that he'll gradually progress toward returning to game action sometime before the end of the month.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Mbah a Moute seemed close to taking the court for the first time since October 23, but he will once again sit out Monday. He wanted to test the knee during pregame warmups, and it seems as though it wasn't feeling as well as he was hoping for. His next opportunity to play will be Friday against Oklahoma City, and he should be considered questionable for that game at this time.
Mbah a Moute (knee) will be a true game-time decision for Monday's game against the Lakers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Mbah a Moute still hasn't taken the court since Oct. 23, but coach Doc Rivers stated that Mbah a Moute will test his knee in pregame and that he has a good chance to play Monday, per Azarly. His minutes will likely be monitored closely if he is cleared due to his lengthy absence.
Mbah a Moute (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
It's possible Mbah a Moute will make his first appearance since the fourth game of the season. The veteran has essentially been day-to-day the whole year with left knee soreness, and the team has provided little in terms of updates on his condition. More information may arrive when the Clippers participate in pregame activities.
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