After signing a one-year contract with the Jazz during the 2019 offseason, Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t play a major role in Utah. His 15.7 minutes per game represented a career low and he fell out of the team’s rotation in the postseason.
Still, Mudiay tells Brandon Robinson on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show that his year with the Jazz was “great” and that he “learned a lot” from head coach Quin Snyder and top assistant Johnnie Bryant. The veteran point guard added that he’d be open to a new deal with the club if the opportunity arises.
“Like I said, they taught me so much,” Mudiay said of the Jazz. “The staff was amazing; I have nothing negative to say about Utah, everything was great. So if it’s there, it’s definitely something that I’ll look into. I’m not about to make a decision right now, but definitely, like I said before, the team was great and that’s definitely something that I’ll reconsider for sure.”
Here’s more from around the Northwest:
- In addition to confirming the previously-reported hire of Dell Demps as an assistant coach, the Jazz announced in a press release that they’ve added former NBA guard Keyon Dooling to Quin Snyder‘s staff as a player development coach. Dooling previously worked for the NBPA as a wellness counselor and mental health advocate.
- In a pair of columns for The Oklahoman, Berry Tramel makes the case that the Bulls’ future isn’t necessarily brighter than the Thunder‘s despite Billy Donovan‘s decision to leave Oklahoma City for Chicago, and explains how the Clippers’ split with Doc Rivers could indirectly help the Thunder.
- Danny Leroux of The Athletic and John Hollinger of The Athletic each preview the Nuggets‘ upcoming offseason decisions, with Hollinger explaining why Paul Millsap, Mason Plumlee, and Torrey Craig may all end up not returning to Denver for 2020/21.
- Determining where Gary Harris and Will Barton stand going forward will be among the Nuggets‘ most pressing offseason questions, writes Mike Singer of The Denver Post.