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NBA Mock Draft: Denver Nuggets Select Emmanuel Mudiay From Congo

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We continue with the next pick in the 2015 NBA Mock Draft, with Denver Stiffs selecting Emmanuel Mudiay from the Congo.

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NBA Mock Draft Pick #7 -- Emmanuel Mudiay, Guard, Congo

SB Nation's Nuggets blog, Denver Stiffs, explains the pick:

With the seventh pick in the 2015 SB Nation Team Site NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets select Emmanuel Mudiay from Guangdon Foshan (China), by way of Arlington, Texas.

The Nuggets are in need of point guard depth with Ty Lawson's future up in the air and Jameer Nelson set to opt out of the final year of his contract. Mudiay fits where the Nuggets want to go: he can play in transition, is versed in the pick-and-roll at the tender age of 19, and it's believed the work he's putting into his shot will pay off.

A physical point guard with size (6'5" and 200 pounds) is just what the Nuggets need. The front office was shocked that he was still available at this stage of the draft.

1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS

2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR

3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL

4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW

5) Orlando Magic: WILLIE CAULEY-STEIN

6) Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings): MARIO HEZONJA

7) Denver Nuggets: EMMANUEL MUDIAY

8) Detroit Pistons

9) Charlotte Hornets

10) Miami Heat

11) Indiana Pacers

12) Utah Jazz

13) Phoenix Suns

14) Oklahoma City Thunder

15) Atlanta Hawks

16) Boston Celtics

17) Milwaukee Bucks

18) Houston Rockets

19) Washington Wizards

20) Toronto Raptors

21) Dallas Mavericks

22) Chicago Bulls

23) Portland Trail Blazers

24) Cleveland Cavaliers

25) Memphis Grizzlies

26) San Antonio Spurs

27) Los Angeles Lakers

28) Boston Celtics

29) Brooklyn Nets

30) Golden State Warriors