The Utah Jazz made their second free agent signing of the day by signing guard Emmanuel Mudiay to sure up their guard lineup. Mudiay, a former lottery pick of the Denver Nuggets, last played for the New York Knicks, averaging 14 points, just under four assists and three rebounds, appearing in 59 games, of which he started 42.
Mudiay has been largely disappointing in his NBA career, never developing from the prep star who skipped college to sign a million dollar contract in China before being drafted 7th overall in the 2015 NBA draft.
Mudiay will battle Dante Exum for the Jazz third guard minutes behind Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell. Mudiay and Exum are significantly different players, with the newest Jazz man producing mostly on the offensive end while struggling mightily defensively, while Exum has struggled offensively, but has been one of the leagues better wing defenders when healthy.
At just 23 years old, Mudiay may still have some untapped development.