Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Nuggets Trade Mudiay, Get Devin Harris From Mavericks

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Stacy Diaz | 09 February, 2018, 02:44

The Denver Nuggets were underwhelming when it came to results at the trade deadline.

Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will be traded to the Knicks in a three-team trade involving Dallas and Denver.

Let's take a look at why the Nuggets should not have pulled the trigger on this deal.

Devin Harris of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against Emmanuel Mudiay of the Denver Nuggets on December 4, 2017 at the American Airlines Center.

Mudiay is a career 37.5 percent shooter and is averaging 8.5 points per game this the season. The thirteenth year guard figures to bring valuable leadership and playoff experience, something that generally lacks with a youthful Denver Nuggets roster.

The 6-foot-5 Mudiay joins a Knicks team that features two other young point guards: Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina, the eighth overall pick in last year's draft. However, with the Nuggets now sitting at the sixth seed in the Western conference and second year guard Jamaal Murray proving to be one of the more exciting young talents in the NBA, Nuggets management felt confident the could let go of Mudiay. Despite being selected just three spots below Kristaps Porzingis at the 2015 NBA Draft, the 21-year-old has struggled to secure playing time with the Nuggets-a truth that left some questioning why the Knicks would complete this trade.