The recent production of New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay has some questioning whether it’s just a fluky hot streak, or a marked step in his development.
Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale believed the latter.
“Now how far it goes from there, it’s going to be what he does. But you get in a third of the season and a guy is consistently putting in 20, 30, 20, 30, six rebounds, six assists constantly doing that (it’s not a fluke),” Fizdale said, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.
Over the last 9 games, Mudiay is averaging 20.0 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds for New York.
“I think the first thing he had to prove to himself and to everyone was is he a legitimate NBA basketball player and I think that’s proven right now so now the next step is can we get him to really grow and develop and show the consistency of what a lead guard can do? But he’s really, he’s taken off and really gotten better every day.”
Hornets Sign Jalen McDaniels
The McDaniel signings comes off the heels of the team releasing Thomas Welsh, which created the necessary roster spot of the addition of McDaniels.
McDaniels averaged 15.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for San Diego State.
Hornets Release Thomas Welsh
The Charlotte Hornets have released veteran big man Thomas Welsh, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell.
Welsh spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets, but was waived in July.
The Hornets picked him up shortly thereafter, but he now becomes an unrestricted free agent if he successfully clears waivers.
Pacers Sign Walt Lemon Jr.
It will be interesting to see how the Pacers utilize Lemon moving forward.
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