The National Basketball Players Association is filing a grievance against the Sacramento Kings over the team voiding the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute due to what the Kings said was a failed physical examination, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Sacramento voided Mbah a Moute's contract just days after he signed a one-year deal with the team. He is currently a free agent.
According to Wojnarowski, the Kings told Mbah a Moute that concerns over his right shoulder caused them to void the deal. The report states that Mbah a Moute’s representatives and NBPA officials have independent medical clearances for the forward and will dispute the Kings' process and what the team found that led to it calling it a failed physical.
Mbah a Moute, 28, averaged a career-high 9.9 points last season to go along with 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 67 games for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was medically cleared to play in the first NBA exhibition game in Africa on Saturday.
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