ESPN report: The Denver Nuggets are “quietly exploring” Emmanuel Mudiay’s trade value

“The Nuggets are quietly exploring what they might get for Emmanuel Mudiay and multiple picks, sources say, but they’re in no rush to move Mudiay,” Lowe wrote.

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Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay at the Denver Nuggets press day, Sept. 26, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver is exploring Emmnauel Mudiay's trade value, according to an ESPN report. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote a column published Thursday about Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe. In it, Lowe included a tidbit about Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.

“The Nuggets are quietly exploring what they might get for Emmanuel Mudiay and multiple picks, sources say, but they’re in no rush to move Mudiay,” Lowe wrote.

He added that “there aren’t that many teams with a need at the position.”

Mudiay has continued to struggle in his second season. He’s shooting 37.4 percent from the floor, 31.6 percent from 3-point range and remains a liability defensively. Opponents have outscored the Nuggets by 141 points when he’s played this season. The Nuggets have outscored opponents by 82 points when he’s sat.

Mudiay is still just 20 years old, and there are flashes of good mixed in. But right now, there just aren’t enough of them.

Moving Mudiay would seem to express Denver’s confidence in rookie Jamal Murray. Murray, whose quick to remind people that point guard is his natural position, has looked good in the limited number of minutes he’s received at the position this season.

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