Mudiay (ankle) will play and start at point guard for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Heat play-by-play announcer Mike Inglis reports.
Mudiay sprained his ankle in the first half of Monday's contest, but as expected, it isn't going to force him to miss time and he'll start as usual Wednesday. That said, Mudiay has struggled a bit of late, shooting just 31.3 percent from the field for an average of 5.5 points across 18.5 minutes over the last two games. For that reason, he may be someone to avoid, especially considering he's playing through an injury.
Mudiay suffered a sprained right ankle in the second half of Monday's game against the Bulls, but is considered probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Heat, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Mudiay was limited to 21 minutes Monday, which likely was a result of the ankle sprain. It doesn't appear to be a serious sprain though, as he's still expected to take the court as usual for Wednesday's contest. Look for Mudiay to test the ankle out during morning shootaround and if all goes as planned, he should start at point guard. If Mudiay were to surprisingly be held out, the Knicks would likely turn to Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina for more minutes in the backcourt.
Mudiay scored 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go along with five assists, three rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes during Sunday's 132-106 loss to the Raptors.
Mudiay finished third on the team in shot attempts as Enes Kanter (back) and Lance Thomas (thumb) both sat, finishing with a respectable stat line despite his team's lopsided loss. He underwhelmed in the first three games of the month, but hes bounced back with 16 points, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game over the last two. Mudiay will look to build on his recent success Tuesday against the struggling Mavericks.
Mudiay scored 19 points (7-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-7 FT) while adding four assists, two rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 120-112 loss to the Bucks.
The 22-year-old's offense remains spotty, as Mudiay had scored just 12 points total in his prior three games. His numbers have improved slightly since getting traded to the Knicks and he seems locked in as the starting point guard, but shooting 35.2 percent from the floor over 10 games with New York is doing his fantasy value no favors.
Mudiay was held scoreless (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT) over 19 minutes in Sunday's 102-99 loss to the Kings but added three assists and one rebound.
The third-year guard's night was utterly forgettable from an offensive standpoint, and position mate Trey Burke particularly outshined him off the bench. After an 8-for-15 night from the field against the Warriors last Monday in which he racked up 20 points, Mudiay has found the net on just two of his 16 attempts across the subsequent pair of contests. Those struggles are all too familiar to fantasy owners who've had experience rostering the former first-round pick, and it doesn't appear that the change of scenery from the Mile High City to the Big Apple has moved the needle for Mudiay in terms of finding any degree of consistency. Given the disparity between his play and that of Burke's on many nights recently, it remains to be seen if Mudiay will retain his hold on the starting point guard job for the balance of the campaign.
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