Emmanuel Mudiay Celebrity Life
Emmanuel Kabeya Mudiay or Emmanuel Mudiay is a basketball professional from Congo. He was born on March 5th, 1996. He features the Utah Jazz from the NBA. He played for the Grace Preparatory Academy in his high school days as well as Prime Prep Academy at Texas when he became a center of attention.
He agreed to play with the SMU Mustangs basketball team in August but changed the decision to let go of collegiate eligibility. He went to the Guangdong Southern Tigers of China. After battling with injury for a season in China, he was picked as the 7th pick overall during the NBA drafts of 2015 by the Denver Nuggets.
Guangdong Southern Tigers (2014–2015)
Mudiay agreed to a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong Southern Tigers of China. He could play only 10 matches for the team due to injury. He came back in March for their 3rd Game in the semi-final versus the Beijing Ducks. Even though he played the 4th Game, they lost the series by 3-1. Out of the 12 regular matches he featured in, he had an average of 18 points, 5.9 assists, 1.6 steals, and 6.3 rebounds per match.
Denver Nuggets (2015–2018)
Mudiay joined Nuggets in June 2015 following the NBA drafts. He played in the Summer League of NBA 2015 at Las Vegas and was included in the All-NBA second team of Summer League. His first game for the Nuggets in the NBA was the opening game of the season versus the Houston Rockets in October as he scored 17 points and produced 9 assists during the victory.
He netted 26 points during their defeat versus the Phoenix Suns. He was a starter for all the 23 games of the season to start with, but it was cut by an injury to the right ankle. It sidelined him from 14 matches.
He came back to action versus the Charlotte Hornets and made 11 points. He was a part of the Skills Challenge of the NBA All-Star Weekend. He set a new career-best of 30 points versus the Phoenix Suns in March. He scored 27 points as well as 11 rebounds apart from hitting the winning rainbow shot as buzzer-beater from 35 feet to secure a victory versus the Philadelphia 76ers.
He was a part of the Second Team of NBA All-Rookie Team. He became a member of the Select Squad of USA Men's Team that trained with the USA Men's Basketball Team to prepare for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Mudiay made 30 points equaling his career-best versus their victory versus the Boston Celtics. He made a career-best assist tally of 13 during a victory versus the Orlando Magic. He played 41 starts during the initial half of 2016–17 season.
New York Knicks (2018–2019)
Mudiay moved to the New York Knicks as a part of a player exchange in a three-way deal with Dallas Mavericks and Nuggets. Mudiay made 14 points during his debut versus the Indiana Pacers.
Mudiay injured his ankle while practicing and this sidelined him for 2 weeks at the beginning of the 2018–19 season. He made a career-best of 34 points during their victory versus the Charlotte Hornets.
He scored 32 points along with 6 rebounds while providing 6 assists during a defeat versus the Phoenix Suns. In January, he sustained a left shoulder injury and was sidelined for 2 weeks. He came back after missing 12 games versus the Minnesota Timberwolves in February. He also sat out of the last 2 matches due to a left shoulder problem.
Utah Jazz (2019–present)
Mudiay agreed to play for the Utah Jazz in July 2019.
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