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#5 Emmanuel Mudiay
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  • Denver Nuggets
  • Drafted 7th overall in 2015
  • PG
  • 6'5" / 200lbs
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  • 03/05/1996
  • D.R. Congo
  • 7th pick, 2015
  • Guangdong (China)
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22nd July, 2014ChinaSigned a one year contract with Guangdong.
2015 NBA DraftNBADrafted 7th overall by Denver.
27th July, 2015NBASigned four year, $14,020,000 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
21st October, 2016NBADenver exercised 2017/18 team option.
27th September, 2017NBADenver exercised 2018/19 team option.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
July 2014 - June 2015Guangdong (China)
June 2015 - presentDenver Nuggets (NBA)

November 11, 2017

Mudiay is more feast-or-famine than the competition in his price range. Over his ten fantasy games to date, he has recorded three games with more than 30 fantasy points, and two under 10, with the rest falling roughly equally spaced in between. Nevertheless, occasional bad game notwithstanding, this is the best stretch of Mudiay’s career, and, if it continues, the start of a breakout. Mudiay is now a sixth man scorer, shooting better and looking threatening driving to the basket, letting Nikola Jokic handle more of the playmaking and just attacking downhill whenever possible. At this price, he could yield high value results.


June 29, 2017

Emmanuel Mudiay
PG, 6’5, 200lbs, 21 years old, 2 years of experience

His significant struggles as an NBA point guard continued, and he returned almost exactly the same numbers as in his rookie campaign. An uptick in his efficiency, by virtue of improving his three-point and free throw rates, still left him with a mere .482% true shooting percentage, far below what is required, and the turnover numbers remain very high, in large part due to how regularly he jumps to pass. Mudiay’s athleticism and transition play give him potential, and incremental improvements could be seen later in the year with Jokic’s breakout and Murray winning the starting spot, both taking the pressure off him in the backcourt. He has, however, lost his spot to Murray for the foreseeable future, and will need a third year breakout. This requires a tighter handle, better shooting, much better finishing, and consistent ball pressure defensively.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Has time to redeem his high billing and starting spot, and worth keeping until the Murray/Mudiay battle is clearly won, but his value will drop off further if he stagnates once again.