A FEW MINUTES into David Fizdale's introductory news conference in May, his eyes veered offstage. Eventually he looked to his right, locked eyes with Emmanuel Mudiay, seated a few feet away, and smiled.
"We're gonna get to work, kid," Fizdale said. "We're gonna get to work. We're gonna get you right."
The fourth-year guard, acquired by New York from the Denver Nuggets last February, is hoping the change of scenery is all that's needed to jump-start his career after failing to live up to the potential as a lottery pick. He's not alone.