Muscala was selected with the 44th overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Mavericks. He was traded to the Hawks the same night and participated in the 2013 NBA Summer League. The center signed to play in Spain but returned to the United States in February. He then signed with the Hawks on a three-year deal after the club lost both Al Horford and Pero Antic to injuries. Muscala appeared in 20 games, all of the bench. He averaged 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.8 minutes of run, shooting 42.5 percent from the field. The 22-year-old made his debut March 2, posting four points, five rebounds and two blocks over 19 minutes in a loss to the Suns. On March 29, he grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against the Wizards. Muscala's best performance came April 16, when he logged 15 points (6-of-8 FG), four rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 25 minutes in a win over Minnesota. The Hawks finished with a 38-44 record and advanced to the playoffs as the Eastern Conference's eighth seed. They lost to the Pacers in Round 1 in seven games, of which Muscala played in two.2014
Muscala played 40 games and started eight for the Hawks in 2014-15. He averaged 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.6 minutes during his sophomore season. The center also shot a career-high 55.0 percent from the field to go with a 40.9 mark from downtown. Despite limited playing time, the 23-year old logged a few personal bests over the campaign. On Nov. 15, he registered four blocks against the Cavaliers, a mark he would repeat Feb. 28 against the Heat. On March 31, Muscala grabbed 13 rebounds against the Pistons. And on April 7, the center had four steals against the Suns. His best performance came March 28, which featured 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes against the Hornets. He also played six games for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA D-League, averaging 12.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 29.8 minutes. The Hawks finished with a 60-22 record as the East's top seed and beat the Nets and Wizards before falling to the Cavaliers in Round 3. He appeared in 10 of 16 postseason games, averaging 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10.2 minutes on the floor.2015
Muscala played 60 games, all off bench, for the Hawks in 2015-16. The center averaged 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds over 9.4 minutes. He also shot 50.0 percent from the field in 2.5 attempts on average. The 24-year old's first significant contribution came Nov. 27 when he posted 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 23 minutes in a win over the Grizzlies. On Feb. 3, he scored a season-high 12 points to go with two boards, an assist and a steal over 19 minutes in a win over Philadelphia. Muscala recorded three blocks against the Raptors on March 30 -- another season best. He scored 10-plus points on three occasions during the season. The Hawks finished with a 48-34 record and advanced to the postseason as the East's fourth seed. They defeated the Celtics in six games before falling to Cleveland in Round 2. Muscala appeared in all but one game during the playoffs, averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.4 minutes of run. That included a 10-point effort in Game 2 at Cleveland, his postseason career high.2016
Muscala played 70 games and started three for the Hawks in 2016-17. The center averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and a career-high 1.4 assists over 17.7 minutes. He also shot 50.4 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from downtown, the latter of which was the fifth best mark among all NBA big men. His best performance came Nov. 16, which featured 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block in 33 minutes against the Bucks. On Dec. 16, Muscala dished a career-high five assists in 17 minutes against the Raptors. He matched this number April 7 against the Cavaliers. He scored 16 points again in addition to putting up four boards against Minnesota on Dec. 21. The 25-year old grabbed a season-best nine rebounds Feb. 24 against the Heat. Overall, Muscala scored in double digits 20 times in 2016-17. The Hawks finished with a 43-39 record, earning the Eastern Conference's fifth seed. They lost to Washington in six games in Round 1, and Muscala appeared in each -- he averaged 2.8 points and 2.7 rebounds over 13.5 minutes.2017
Muscala re-signed with the Hawks on a two-year deal as a free agent before the season. The center appeared in 53 games, starting seven of them. He averaged 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 20.0 minutes. Those were career highs in scoring and rebounding for him. Muscala also shot 45.8 percent from the field and a solid 37.1 (in 3.2 attempts per game) from three-point range. On Oct. 26, the 26-year old notched the first of his two double-doubles of the campaign with a 14-point, 10-rebound effort in a road loss to the Bulls. He then missed 28 straight games from early November to early January with an ankle injury. March was Muscala's best month, beginning with a career-high five three-pointers to go with 19 points on Mar. 11 in another loss to the Bulls. Then on March 28, he posted a personal-best 24 points against the Timberwolves. The Hawks finished with a 24-58 record and did not qualify for postseason play.2018
After being traded from Atlanta in the summer of 2018, Mike Muscala began the 2018-19 season with the Philadelphia 76ers. He played 47 games -- including six starts -- for the Sixers and put up 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game. Muscala was traded to the Clippers in February. One day later the Clippers moved him to the Lakers in a multi-player trade. He played 17 games with the Lakers and started four of them. He saw his role diminish in Los Angeles as his playing time dropped by about seven minutes per contest. Still, Muscala produced 5.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game during his time with the Lakers. Amidst the changes he experienced during the 2018-19 season, Muscala further proved that he can get the job done as a stretch four. He shot 34.8 percent from deep and of his 361 field-goal attempts on the season, 256 were three-pointers. His role change in Los Angeles caused a decrease in his trips to the free-throw line, as he averaged 1.6 attempts per game in Philly and just 0.5 attempts per game with the Lakers. Muscala scored in double digits 20 times during the season, registering a season-high 19 points in late November when he was with the 76ers.
June 27, 2013Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (44th pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft and traded with Jared Cunningham and Lucas Nogueira to the Atlanta Hawks for Shane Larkin and cash. Signed his rookie contract shortly thereafter.
February 27, 2014Signed a three-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
July 25, 2017Signed a two-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
July 25, 2018As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Atlanta Hawks to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Hawks traded Dennis Schroder to the Oklahoma City Thunder; the Thunder traded Carmelo Anthony and a 2022 1st round draft pick to the Hawks; the 76ers traded Justin Anderson to the Hawks; and the 76ers traded Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
February 6, 2019Traded by the Philadelphia 76ers with Wilson Chandler, Landry Shamet, a 2020 1st round draft pick, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2021 2nd round draft pick and a 2023 2nd round draft pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott.
February 7, 2019Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Los Angeles Lakers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac.
July 9, 2019Signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Oklahoma City Thunder.