Knicks Acquire Nuggets' Mudiay In 3-Team Trade, Deal McDermott

Dean Simpson
February 9, 2018

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of, NY acquired Mudiay as part of a three-team deal that sent Devin Harris to the Denver Nuggets and Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks. He was acquired from Oklahoma City with Enes Kanter and Chicago's 2018 second-round draft selection in exchange for Carmelo Anthony on Sep.

The arrival of McDermott, who is averaging 7.2 points this season, provides depth for the Mavericks at the wing behind Harrison Barnes. Dallas also sends guard Devin Harris to Denver, with Denver sending a 2018 second round pick to Dallas. Over the past several weeks it has become increasingly clear to the Nuggets that Mudiay brings little value to the team, and a veteran coming off the bench could be crucial in a playoff run.

Mudiay, 6-5, 200, appeared in 165 games (107 starts) in three seasons with Denver, averaging 11.1 points, 4.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game.

The deal solidifies Denver's ball-handling behind rising point guard Jamal Murray.

Wojnarowski added that the trade also involved a swapping of second-round picks between the Nuggets and the Knicks.

McDermott is in the previous year of his contract and has a cap hit of $3.3 million and will become a restricted free agent in July.

As the Nuggets finished practice Thursday, Malone could not talk about the trade because it was not yet finalized.

Soon after, the Nuggets boarded a plane to Houston for Friday's game against the Rockets.

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