May 10, 2018, 11:03 amEmmanuel MudiayPG, New York Knicks
New Knicks coach David Fizdale believes Emmanuel Mudiay and Lance Thomas will flash their true potential next season.
Mudiay has not lived up to the hype as the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, but according to Fizdale, "He's still a No. 5 pick with a ton of talent, and I feel like I coached guys like him in Tyreke Evans and Dwyane Wade who are real attackers and know how to get into the paint." Fizdale clearly believes in Mudiay becoming a player of that caliber, but he also has similar belief in Lance Thomas. He claims that Thomas can be his version of Draymond Green and is a "Swiss army knife-type" of talent that he can utilize going into next season. Fizdale is seemingly implying that he plans for both of these players to start, which may positively impact their fantasy value going forward. Both Mudiay and Thomas will have to make tremendous strides to back up the high praises of their coach.
Source: NY Daily News