As the Kings struggled to find consistent production from their forwards to start the season, one of the key additions at the position has yet to make an impact.

Hoping to add defensive toughness and versatility, the Kings acquired Luc Mbah a Moute from Milwaukee for two second-round picks.

But Mbah a Moute missed most of the preseason with right knee tendinitis and appeared in just one of the Kings' first three games entering Tuesday's game against Atlanta at Sleep Train Arena.

Mbah a Moute played six minutes in Saturday's lethargic loss at Golden State.

"The night in Golden State, the situation was I was in search mode trying to find five guys that would go out there and bring some kind of effort and energy," coach Michael Malone said. "He played and did some good things in that game."

Mbah a Moute had two points, two rebounds and an assist against the Warriors. Malone, however, is not going to put Mbah a Moute into the rotation immediately.

"Right now, Johnny (Salmons) is our starting small forward and Travis (Outlaw) is the backup," Malone said. "The good thing about Luc is he can play (small and power forward); he can guard multiple positions. As he continues to practice more and show what he's able to do in practice, he'll start to get more time on the court."