Emmanuel Mudiay talks about the Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay is clearly one of the prospects the Knicks are considering with the fourth overall pick. Now, after meeting with New York, Mudiay has some of his own comments and opinions about the organization.
Here's some of what he had to say, via ESPN's Ian Begley:
Mudiay is a projected top-ten pick in the upcoming draft and could easily go in the top five if all goes right for him. He was one of the top high school recruits in the country before bailing on SMU, where he was committed to play for Larry Brown, and instead leaving to play in China for financial reasons.
(H/t to ESPN's Ian Begley.)
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Mudiay talked about his visit with the Knicks during his workout for the media in California on Thursday, according to the New York Post.
Mudiay worked out for members of the organization on Tuesday. He had dinner with Jackson, coach Derek Fisher and others prior to the workout.
Mudiay told the newspaper that he was impressed with Fisher.
“He’s a real good person,” Mudiay said. “With him just coming out of the NBA, I feel like he could teach me a lot, whether I go to that team or not. Just him as a person, he just likes to help other people.”
The Knicks scouted Mudiay extensively during his season in China and it's clear that he is one of several players they'd consider drafting with the No. 4 pick in the draft.
Mudiay said at Thursday's workout that he'd have no problem fitting into the triangle offense, which was a topic of conversation during his dinner with Jackson and other members of the organization. v “I feel like I can adjust to any system, to any style of play,” he said, according to the New York Post. “I can play a half-court system, too. … [The triangle] is challenging, but I think the more you get into it, the more you learn it, the more you understand it.”