Updating a previous note, the Nuggets will bring Mudiay off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Rockets after earlier reports indicated he would start over Jamal Murray, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
There was apparently some confusion as to who would actually be starting at point guard, with the public address announcer eventually stating Murray was drawing the start at point guard, clearing things up. Regardless, the two have essentially been splitting time, with Mudiay averaging 9.6 points and 3.6 assists across 22.4 minutes per game over the past five contests.
Mudiay will start at point guard Wednesday against the Rockets, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
Mike Malone will go with a bit of a surprise lineup Wednesday, giving Mudiay his first start of the season, while Jamal Murray shifts to the bench. Murray has had his fair share of inconsistent performances this season, but he's coming off of a relatively strong showing Monday in Sacramento, when he scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting. Regardless, Mudiay will get an opportunity to make a splash before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Mudiay scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding six assists, two rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes off the bench during Friday's 146-114 win over the Pelicans.
While Jamal Murray has a starting spot in the Nuggets' backcourt locked down, Mudiay is showing some improvement as well, averaging 14.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.3 boards and 2.0 three-pointers over his last four games. The 21-year-old will have a hard time putting together a breakout campaign, even in a sixth-man role, without more consistent court time, however.
Mudiay scored 21 points (8-10 FG, 4-4 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and assists across 29 minutes in Thursday's 102-94 win over Oklahoma City.
From the bench, Mudiay set a season-high 21 points on Thursday. Four three-pointers were a large part of the guard's impressive scoring performance. In the early going, Mudiay is a 48.3 percent shooter from beyond the arc. If Mudiay can continue to provide quality shooting from the three-point line, he will be a critical piece of the Denver offense this season.
Mudiay finished with 15 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and one block across 32 minutes during Saturday's 127-108 blowout loss to the Warriors.
No starter eclipsed 20 minutes Saturday, as coach Mike Malone threw out the bench unit towards the end of the game. That resulted in Mudiay seeing 32 minutes compared to Jamal Murray's 19, putting together a quality outing in the process. At this point, there's still no clear No. 1 point guard in Denver.
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