While the Nuggets are somewhat lacking in star power, they have a ton of depth, which will allow them to dangle multiple trade chips at the deadline.
The Knicks acquired the 2015 No. 7 overall pick from the Nuggets in a three-team trade involving the Mavericks. In the end, the Knicks will receive Mudiay, the Nuggets Devin Harris and a future second-round pick from the Knicks, while the Mavericks get a Nuggets second rounder and Doug McDermott from NY.
Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, has averaged 8.5 points and 2.9 assists this season.
The Knicks will send Doug McDermott to the Mavericks, and Denver will acquire Devin Harris and a future second-round pick from Dallas, league sources told ESPN.
Chandler, while technically a starter, is just seventh on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game.
Mudiay is coming off a tough two seasons for the Nuggets. The thirteenth year guard figures to bring valuable leadership and playoff experience, something that generally lacks with a youthful Denver Nuggets roster.
Prior to Thursday, New York's most significant deal of the season was shipping Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets for two second-round draft picks.
Denver has also looked to use a pick in hopes to incentivize teams to take on Kenneth Faried's remaining $26.7 million contract, as he keeps racking up DNPs within Malone's system.
The Nuggets acquire a veteran point guard in Devin Harris, playing in his 16th National Basketball Association season this year.