Emmanuel Mudiay Gets Double Double (19 Points & 10 Assists) Against the Kings
19 year old Emmanuel Mudiay followed up his 11 point debut with a double double of 19 points and 10 assists against the Kings on Sunday.
“I can score when I need to,” Mudiay said. “I don’t know how much I had — who cares, we won — but at the same time, they were giving me wide open lanes, and me finding my teammates, that was the main important thing. How the other team is playing me, that’s how I’m going to play.”
After the game Mudiay, who also had 3 steals, said “this game was personal” for him and Coach Malone.
“I’m where I’m supposed to be,” he said. “That’s what I believe. Denver is where I need to be.”
And I think Wilson Chandler agrees.
I really like Mudiay. Amazing vision
— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) July 13, 2015
Former Nugget Chauncey Billups also feels that way and thinks the Nuggets need to trade away Ty Lawson too.
Ty, he has not demonstrated what you want from the leader of your team and a guy who they’ve handed the keys to. He’s not demonstrated the kind of leadership that you want. And you have a young kid named [Emmanuel] Mudiay coming in who I think has a chance to be a star in this league. Right now the best player on the team is Ty Lawson. As a young player in the league, you come in 19-20 years old, you oftentimes try to emulate some of the actions on the floor and off the floor of the best player because that’s one day what you want to be. So I think just from the standpoint of the welfare of Mudiay and the well-being and the growth of Mudiay, you have to get Ty Lawson and you have to move him along.