December 26, 2017, 3:10 pm
Coach Mike Malone said that if Emmanuel Mudiay is able to play then “we’ll see if getting him in the game is what’s best for us.”
The Nuggets are nine points per possession worse defensively with Mudiay on the floor and every Nuggets player has a negative rating with him playing. Not to mention he is a team worst minus-147 in 611 minutes this year, far and away from second place finisher Kenneth Faried minus-51. The analytics clearly say that Mudiay on the floor is not what’s best for the Nuggets and it would be wise for Malone to keep the young guard on the bench until he can improve his defense.