Reports: Mudiay off to Utah
NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2019 09:14 AM
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Emmanuel Mudiay #1 of the New York Knicks shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 13, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After a breakout campaign with the New York Knicks re-established his NBA potential, former lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay is heading back west, reportedly agreeing to a 1-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tony Jones of The Athletic delivered the news in rapid succession.
As @espn_macmahon says, Mudiay's development stands to continue an upward trajectory with coach Quin Snyder and Mike Conley Jr. The Jazz program is significant reason why Mudiay's agent, BJ Armstrong, believed Utah's such a good fit for his 23-year-old client. https://t.co/0QMQmMVXVC— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2019
The Utah Jazz have signed Emmanuel Mudiay to a one year deal, League Sources tell The Athletic— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) July 3, 2019
After being drafted No. 7 overall by the Denver Nuggets in 2015 and turning in a solid rookie campaign, Mudiay's playing time and effectiveness steadily declined until being sent to New York in a three-team deal at the 2018 trade deadline. Last season, given a chance by coach David Fizdale, Mudiay took over a starting role for much of the campaign (59 games), averaging 14.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 44.6 percent in 27.2 minutes for the Knicks.