Nuggets, Knicks, Mavs make three-way trade

Emmanuel Mudiay is on his way to the Knicks as part of a three-team trade.

The Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks agreed to a three-way trade just before the NBA’s trade deadline Thursday afternoon, according to a report from ESPN.

The deal sends guard Nuggets guard Emmanual Mudiay to the Knicks, Knicks forward Doug McDermott to the Mavs and Mavs guard Devin Harris to the Nuggets.

“Denver and New York was swapping second-round picks in the three-way trade,” ESPN reported. “Denver gets New York’s 2018 second-round pick via Clippers, and Knicks get Denver’s second-round pick via Portland.”

Mudiay had been made available by the Nuggets a week ago and were determined to find a deal. Harris offers them some veteran leadership in an otherwise young backcourt featuring Gary Harris and Jamal Murray.

The trade offers Mudiay and McDermott, still both viewed as players with a decent upside in the right situation, a chance to start over.