|Current Team||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
USA Today "The challenges for Emmanuel Mudiay – some of his doing, some out of his control – have been difficult. As a young child, he lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo during brutal wars. “It was tough. There are some things you don’t forget growing up,” Mudiay said. “Seeing your mom struggle...." July 19
Emmanuel Mudiay said he was asked to go back in for the 4th but opted not to due to fatigue from two-a-days. Said entire team was wiped.
Denver Post "Emmanuel Mudiay had just walked across the stage to shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver's hand as the most important draft pick the Nuggets have made in years. Minutes later, after the telecast went to commercial, Mudiay was the featured player in a Foot Locker ad. Meanwhile, the Nuggets'..." June 26
ESPN's Andy Katz reporting Heat have attempted to move up in bid for Emmanuel Mudiay. (Odd, in light of Dragic.) #NBADraft
Sources: Knicks currently leaning toward Mudiay if they stay at No. 4, Kaminsky if they move down
Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons would have interest in Emmanuel Mudiay if he falls to them at No. 8. The Pistons traded for Reggie Jackson at the deadline, but he'll be a restricted free agent." June 23
Sacramento Bee "Vlade Divac walked into the Kings’ front office and onto the hot seat 31/2 months ago with eyes wide open. True, he didn’t anticipate the imminent departures of general manager Pete D’Alessandro and special adviser Chris Mullin. But the Kings vice president stands 7-foot-1, has broad shoulders,..." June 21
Emmanuel Mudiay's camp has, to date, been refusing a Kings workout - says several sources. That strategy is smart though - likely gone by 6
Emmanuel Mudiay is getting a second workout with Lakers today.
Zagsblog "Emmanuel Mudiay will meet with the Philadelphia 76ers brass on Monday and then work out for the team on Tuesday, as first reported by SNY.tv. Mudiay has already worked out for the Lakers and Knicks, who pick at No. 2 and 4, respectively. DraftExpress.com currently has the Sixers selecting..." June 15
Basketball Insiders "Point guard prospect Emmanuel Mudiay showed off his skills on Thursday, with an open workout for the media at Impact Basketball in Reseda, CA. Mudiay, who played last season in China, is projected to be at least a top-six pick in the NBA draft. Recently he worked out with the Lakers (No. 2..." June 13
Liberty Ballers "While many 76ers fans have set their sights on Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell with the third overall pick, it may not be a one horse race for Philadelphia's first round selection. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie is intrigued by former Guangdong Southern Tigers point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, a..." June 10
Sporting News "This much we know about Emanuel Mudiay: He has the talent to be a top-six NBA Draft pick, and there would be plenty of surprise if he lasted longer than that on draft night. One league source told Sporting News, “There’s no way he’d get past the Kings.” And since Sacramento holds the sixth pick,..." June 08
L.A. Daily News "Moments after he released the ball from his hands, Emmanuel Mudiay would hear one or two things. The Lakers coaching staff sang Mudiay’s praises as he sank countless jumpers. When those shots clanked off the rim, the Lakers’ assistants ranging from Mark Madsen, Paul Pressey, Larry Lewis and..." June 07
SNY TV "Larry Brown says Emmanuel Mudiay is expected to work out for the Lakers, Sixers and Knicks, the teams picking 2, 3 and 4 in the NBA Draft. A second source told SNY.tv that the order of the workouts will go Lakers first, Knicks second and then the Sixers last. Mudiay has been working out in New..." June 02
L.A. Daily News "He sprinted down the court, racing from one end to the other as he blew by his defender. He stood at the top of the key, studying the defensive coverage before weaving through it. He kept his eye on his teammates, waiting for the perfect time to pass the ball for an open shot. All these..." May 28
CSN Philly "It is not a foregone conclusion that the Sixers will add D'Angelo Russell to their team when they pick at No. 3 in next month's draft. Russell is the popular choice when people discuss what the Sixers will do. But other scenarios could come about. The presumption is that the Timberwolves and..." May 27
Basically, the Lakers aren't locked into K-AT or Okafor no matter what at this point, per source. Intrigued by Mudiay/Russell.
New York Post "The Knicks’ focus now shifts from a debate between big-man studs Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to head-scratching over the worth of point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and D’Angelo Russell, who have battled each other since eighth grade. Now armed with the fourth pick of the draft, the Knicks..." May 20
ESPN "Emmanuel Mudiay says that he’ll be happy to play for whichever team selects him in the NBA Draft. But it sounds like he wouldn’t mind ending up with the New York Knicks. “Getting drafted by the Knicks would be definitely a blessing,” Mudiay said Monday night before signing autographs for New..." May 19
Pro Basketball Talk "There are the names you know — the one-and-done players, the guys who will go high in this June’s NBA Draft. Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and the like. But then there are the countless guys whose names you don’t know, players who likely never set foot on an NBA court. All..." April 28
New York Post "Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard..." April 21
NBADraft.net "Not many would have predicted that Emmanuel Mudiay would come back to play again. But he made a playoff comeback and was even the hero in Game 3. Down 0-2 to the Beijing Ducks, the Guangdong Tigers felt like they needed to make a change. Bringing back Mudiay to replace a disappointing Jeff Adrian..." March 10
Sporting News "Emmanuel Mudiay's season in the Chinese Basketball Association is over. The Guangdong Southern Tigers lost to the Beijing Ducks on Tuesday, 107-105. Led by NBA journeyman Stephon Marbury, the Ducks' 3-1 series victory punched their ticket back to the CBA Finals. Mudiay finished the game with..." March 03
Says something about Emmanuel Mudiay's professionalism that he didn't sulk and just steal money for the past 2 1/2 months. Stayed ready.
Complex "Within hours of his October announcement that he was skipping college and signing a professional deal in the Chinese Basketball Association, Emmanuel Mudiay found himself becoming one of the biggest news stories on two different continents. America wanted to know everything it could about the..." February 18
Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers didn’t trade for Rajon Rondo. Not Greg Monroe, either. But as the 13-38 Lakers head toward their worst season in franchise history, they’ll continue to try distracting their fans from the mess on the court. Hey, the NBA draft is around the corner, and the Lakers could have a..." February 10
Yahoo! Sports "After bypassing college for a $1.2 million deal in China, guard Emmanuel Mudiay's future with the Guangdong Southern Tigers has grown unclear. Mudiay, a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has missed four consecutive games with an ankle sprain and will be replaced – at minimally..." December 05
College Basketball Talk "Emmanuel Mudiay played his second official game with the Guangdong Southern Dragons on Wednesday, and it went much better than his first outing. He finished with 29 points, nine boards, seven assists and four steals while shooting 12-for-17 from the floor and 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. The..." November 05
College Basketball Talk "Emmanuel Mudiay played his first two preseason games with the Guangdong Southern Dragons last week, playing well in the opener but struggling his second time out. In the first game, Mudiay finished with 20 points, five assists and three turnovers, shooting 7-for-12 from the floor, according to..." October 20
SI "Former SMU point guard recruit Emmanuel Mudiay has signed a contract with Under Armour, the company announced Tuesday. In July, Mudiay decided to forgo his offer from SMU in favor of playing overseas. He signed a contract with China's Guangdong. Mudiay has said he made the decision because..." October 14
Yahoo! Sports "Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed to a $1.2 million contract with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association, the richest overseas contract ever for a high school player, a source told Yahoo Sports. Mudiay, 19, had been faced with eligibility issues for his freshman season at Southern Methodist..." July 22
|2||Lakers||D'Angelo Russell||Ohio St.|
|4||Knicks||Kristaps Porzingis||Baloncesto Sevilla|
|7||Nuggets||Emmanuel Mudiay||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
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