Mudiay (ankle) won't play in Friday's game against the Nets, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. Mudiay was held out of Wednesday's opener against the Hawks, and he'll remain on the bench while nursing an ankle sprain. There's a good chance Mudiay could miss the next two contests, with New York scheduled to play again Saturday. Until he returns to health, Franke Ntilikina and Ron Baker figure to see more playing time.
Mudiay (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Hawks, Chris Iseman of The Record reports. Mudiay continues to work through a sprained right ankle and wasn't able to practice Tuesday, so it's unclear when he'll be able to get back on the floor. The Knicks' next two games come as a back-to-back Friday and Saturday, so there seems to be a realistic chance that Mudiay misses at least one of those contests as well. Trey Burke has officially been named the Knicks' starting point guard, while Frank Ntilikina is sliding over to the wing as a starter as well. Both players should see added time as a facilitator with Mudiay out.
Mudiay didn't participate in Monday's practice due to a sprained right ankle, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports. This is the first report of Mudiay dealing with any type of ankle injury, so it's unclear exactly when the point guard picked up the issue. The severity of Mudiay's injury will likely come to light before Wednesday, when the Knicks will open their season against the Hawks.
Mudiay will start over Trey Burke during Friday's game against the Pelicans, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports. Coach David Fizdale apparently wants to see how Mudiay meshes with the starters. Through two preseason contests, Mudiay has averaged 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists across 15.5 minutes. He's shot poorly, going 2-of-11 from the field.
Coach David Fizdale noted Friday that Mudiay's shot has improved over the summer and that the guard has done a good job of limiting turnovers during training camp, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports. Mudiay is currently in contention for starting at point guard with Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke. The 22-year-old has a career average of just 37 percent from the field, so any improvement in this area would go a long way towards him winning the role as a starter since he's averaged 4.8 turnovers per 100 possessions, which is a respectable number for someone who's primarily handled the ball when on the court throughout his three years in the league.
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