December 8, 2017, 10:10 pm
In 31 minutes, Emmanuel Mudiay scored 18 points with two threes (on 8-of-16 shooting), five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Friday’s road win over the Magic.
Mudiay got extra burn due to Jamal Murray playing only 17 minutes with a lower right leg injury , though The Blue Arrow was available to return. He wasn’t needed as the Nuggets easily defeated a depleted Magic squad. Even with Murray at full strength, Mudiay has been playing better over the past week (top-150) but will still kill you in field goal percentage and middling everything else. If punting field goals, he moves into the top-120 over the same time frame. The fact remains that as long as Murray plays well, Mudiay’s upside is limited.