Reports: Mudiay off to Utah

NBA.com Global on Jul 03, 2019 09:14 AM
Reports: Mudiay off to Utah
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)

NBA.com staff report

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.

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.

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