Considering his limited track record against high-level competition, it’s no surprise Emmanuel Mudiay had his struggles as a rookie. The Nuggets threw him into the fire, as he started 66 of his 68 games as a rookie and averaged 30.4 minutes per game, and he proved to be extremely raw. Mudiay shot just 36.4 percent from the field and 31.9 percent on free throws, while recording fewer than two times as many assists as turnovers. Still, he also showed NBA-level athleticism as a 19-year-old, and could benefit greatly from that trial by fire. Mudiay’s rookie season was rough, but he still has a ton of talent, and could break out in a big way on a team with a good amount of talent surrounding him. Mudiay will be worth targeting in the middle rounds on Draft Day, even with his flaws.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / 2016 Outlook: Emmanuel Mudiay