During a predraft workout Emmanuel Mudiay shows the New York Knicks (and everybody else) why he’s a top-three talent in the NBA Draft.

By Robby Sabo

As we get closer to the 2015 NBA Draft, the more anxious each NBA fanbase feels.

This especially applies to those long suffering fans of the New York Knicks.

The draft will be head-man Phil Jackson’s true test in turning this sad group around. Picking out of the No. 4 slot – while initially undesirable – could actually work out in the long run.1knicks2

Instead of drafting one of the two big-men – Jahlil Okafor, Karl Anthony-Towns – Jackson will be forced to choose from D’Angelo Russell, Justice Winslow and this guy, Emmanuel Mudiay.

Speaking of Mudiay, he’s that one unknown who’s being bandied about in the Top 5. Coming from Congo and playing overseas last season, nobody in the category of casual observer has had a chance to watch the guy play.

Well, thanks to a predraft workout, we know get a quick glance.

His explosiveness and fluidity for a decently sized combo-guard is easy to spot. Sure, the jumpers he was nailing needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but still, it looked solid.

The question will ultimately come down to what’s between the ears with this guy.


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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com