After being declared the Knicks' starting point guard for the rest of the season, Emmanuel Mudiay found himself on the bench for the majority of the Knicks' 108-104 loss to the Timberwolves, as Jeff Hornacek opted for a heavier dose of Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke.
Despite being surprised by the lack of minutes, Mudiay elected not to sulk, but to cheer on his teammates instead.
"Yeah [I was surprised], but at the same time I wasn't going to be a sore loser about it,'' said Mudiay, via New York Post. "I was going to cheer my teammates on. Frank, Trey and Tim had it going. We got back in the game after starting out a little slow."
Hornacek didn't confirm that Mudiay would continue to be the Knicks' starting point guard.
"We haven't thought about that game yet,'' Hornacek said. "I liked what those two guys [Burke and Ntilikina] did tonight. Emmanuel may not have had it tonight, but we'll see.''
Mudiay understands it's out of his control, so didn't offer an opinion on the matter.
"That's something you got to ask him," Mudiay said. "I'm going to control what I can control. Whatever he said to you was how he was feeling.''
The Knicks are next in action on Sunday at 6 p.m. against the Wizards.