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did the Knicks just get a steal at the deadline with Mudiay?

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did the Knicks just get a steal at the deadline with Mudiay?

I know his game needs work, but you can see the potential and a great debut tonight. I really like the idea of Mudiay and Nkilikina backcourt as they compliment each othet and adds some length and size to the backcourt.


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I’m hoping for a Kris Dunn

I’m hoping for a Kris Dunn type of turnaround out of Mudiay.

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Denver basically give him

Denver basically give him away for devin harris and a second rounder.

This is from a 7th overall pick. Surely Denver could of traded him to orlando for Payton.

Muiday has never been a great shooter and turnover prone. Cutting down on turnovers can come with experience as he is still young. He got very few minutes overseas so basically came to NBA nearly as a high schooler.

I think he can be better but ive always been higher on Kris Dunn than Muiday

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Denver had too much talent

I think Mudiay needs space to just go to the rack and try to score or make a play for someone.

Its almost like Jokic impedes Mudiay because Jokic is a great passer and should have the ball in his hands.

Then they draft Murray, you got Will Barton, you got Chandler...Millsap...all these guys are better with the ball in their hands so whats the point of having Mudiay around?

Mudiay needs to be ball dominant and freelance. He was pretty solid in the high school AS games...but looks a little too unathletic and can't shoot well enough to be an impact NBA player.

Dunn has length and athleticism.

I think Mudiay has a very high IQ. He just needs to be utilized properly.

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Mudiay is unathletic? Have

Mudiay is unathletic? Have you ever seen him play? Athleticism is his calling card. The biggest knock against him are turnovers, and his shooting.

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not enough

because again Denver's offense doesn't really showcase him. He will grow in confidence with more space to operate and the ball in his hands in NY.

I redact my IQ statement with the turnovers....but he was always making the right pass in the few HS AS games I saw.

I really don't think he's explosive athletic. He has thick legs but overall I don't see him anywhere close to Westbrook. He's not long and fast like Westbrook or quick and explosive like Dunn. I'll watch him some more and will definitely take back what I said if I'm wrong.

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He's actually not overly

He's actually not overly athletic by NBA standards. Saw him play quite a bit in HS and predicted he'd struggle in the pro's. He's always reminded me of a bigger, less polished Ray Felton. They got a guy who'll play well in spurts but overall won't be a major contributor.

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exactly

he's got like football/rugby legs.

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lol

Mudiay looked like Derrick Rose / Westbrook out there. Brother was blowing past people. Gimme a break...the talent eval on this site is awful sometimes.

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They said at that time he's

They said at that time he's the next Derick Rose. X

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Larry Brown

was way overrating him reminding me of Larry Hughes.

He said he will be the best PG in the NBA, and that he woudl've won him a championship had he stayed at SMU.

Anyway, my point was he needs to operate an offense, be more of a traditional point guard and less of a scoring guard that they wanted out of him at Denver since everything should run through Jokic. Murray is a much better fit in Denver.

Mudiay is like a less athletic Ben Simmons type of basketball player. I hope he does well I liked his game coming into the league. Don't get to see too much of him out in Denver plus his minutes are limited as it is.

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Mudiay has played nearly 3

Mudiay has played nearly 3 seasons with Denver whilst Dunn had only had his rookie year in Minny where he hardly played. Mudiay's minutes have gone down every year in Denver which isn't a good sign but he's a nice cheap pick up for the Knicks and gets the chance there to rebuild his value.

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not a good sign

because he isn't a fit with their offense. Everything runs through Jokic and they need more scoring slashing guards around Jokic.

Mudiay wasn't a good draft chocie he was taken as highly as he was because of his raw potential. I think the Knicks or Orlando where he can be trusted to run a squad are good fits for him. He's the Schroeder/Dragic type of PG.

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Mudiay

I think he'll thrive with KPor because Kpor is a good shooter, Mudiay is a good PnR pg, as you can see his awareness and unselfishness, although sometimes it results in turnovers since he's passing the ball way too high or out of the receiving area of the roll man, or the spot up shooter, or the drop pass tends to sail out of bounds, but if you can find openings like that I think that is a plus and a asset in this league, his finishing ability at the rim is obnoxious, he tend to look fo contact and fish fo fouls, he lays the ball up seeking contact, he don't have any floaters and that is his weakness, in his debut game, I watched two midrange jumpers from him, it is good and if he improve that pull up J, and finishing at the rim with floaters and his passing accuracy I think he can be a solid starting pg. If he develop a solid chemistry with KP I think he can find KP for easy baskets and NY I think will love him. In Denver when he arrived, they give him the ball, but Galinari, Chandler, and other established players are there so instead of him having all the freedom, he just set the play and give it to galo and others to shoot and iso.

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The steal of the deadline was

The steal of the deadline was Payton. Seriously how do you get a 23 year old 6'4" PG who shoot 52.2% from the floor and is a plus defender for only 2nd?

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