|Current Team||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
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.com "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.com "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
|3||76ers||D'Angelo Russell||Ohio St.|
|4||Knicks||Emmanuel Mudiay||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
|7||Nuggets||Kristaps Porzingis||Baloncesto Sevilla|
Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.
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