The Joker led the Nuggets to a second seed as the future looks bright
October 15, 2019, 12:30 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and two triples in Monday's game against the Suns.
Murray is the clear No. 2 guy in Denver behind Nikola Jokic (four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block) and leads a high powered Nuggets offense which has given him a clear green light. Gary Harris (18 points, two triples, two rebounds, two assists and a steal) is going to have to battle his way into production as the Nuggets have plenty of guards that can play.
October 11, 2019, 12:53 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic double-doubled with 10 points and 11 rebounds with three assists, three steals and a block against the Clippers on Thursday.
The Joker is still dishing out beautiful dimes while providing owners with the traditional big man stats and is one of the safest picks in the middle of the first round. Jamal Murray (nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a block) and Paul Millsap (13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two triples) seem to be next in line in terms of usage.
September 17, 2019, 12:43 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are all candidates for "load management" next season, according to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic
This is pure speculation by Kosmider, but this does hold some weight after the Nuggets' playoff run last season and the league-wide popularity of resting players. Millsap would seem to be at the most significant risk to get rested due to his age and quality of depth behind him. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee would be the biggest beneficiaries should Jokic or Millsap miss time.
Source: The Athletic
August 5, 2019, 12:16 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray will sit out the FIBA World Cup because of a sprained ankle, though he will be with Team Canada at training camp.
Murray joins a lengthy list of NBA players who are passing on Team Canada, which has turned what was once an impressive list into a team that might not be as good as their last group. They're down to Khem Birch, Cory Joseph, Chris Boucher and Kelly Olynyk as far as NBA representatives go. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dillon Brooks, Tristan Thompson, Dwight Powell, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Nik Stauskas are among the others on the initial invite list that won't be attending. Murray's injury is unlikely to affect his availability for the NBA season but we'll keep you posted if it does.
Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter
July 24, 2019, 7:18 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets and Jamal Murray have officially signed an extension of 5 years and $170 million.
Murray has played three seasons for the Nuggets already and is only 22 years old. He has become one of the best young point guards in the NBA and will attempt to lead the Nuggets alongside Nikola Jokić. Teams facing the Nuggets will almost certainly focus on the chemistry that exists between Murray and Jokić. The Nuggets already have one of the best pick-and-roll combinations in the league. If Murray can improve as this contract ages him into his prime, the Nuggets will continue to compete deep into the postseason for years to come.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
July 1, 2019, 12:27 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray has agreed to a max extension of five years and $170 million with the Nuggets.
Murray reportedly started extension talks earlier this evening, and it looks like there wasn't much to discuss. He is a centerpiece for a Nuggets team that has serious title hopes as the league levels out, and the Nuggets will hope that Murray continues to exhibit growth as he enters his fourth year in the league.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 6:56 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Nuggets and Jamal Murray's agent Mike George of One Legacy Sports, have started discussions on a contract extension.
Murray has shown flashes of being a future stud, but he's also demonstrated a lack of consistency, which was best evidenced in the playoffs this season. This could be a shrewd move from the Nuggets if they can lock down Murray at a fair price. Murray will be an interesting mid-round pick in drafts next season because his upside is so evident.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 12, 2019, 7:09 pmJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray shot a dismal 4-of-18 from the field but was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line to finish with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Blazers.
The knock on Murray's game is still his lack of consistency. He's risen to the occasion in several games with solid performances but that Murray was not present in this Game 7. He needs to game to slow down for him so he can avoid those ill-advised shots he tends to force. Hopefully, that will come in time, something Murray has a lot of now that the Nuggets' 2018-19 campaign is over.
May 10, 2019, 1:48 amJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray shot 7-for-20 from the floor for 24 points with 10 boards, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes on Thursday against the Blazers in Game 6.
Murray nearly played the entire game, putting up a Kyrie Irving stat line. The Nuggets always need a side contender for the most points on their team to match Jokic, so Murray stepped up and tried his best impression. The Nuggets get a second shot at closing out the Blazers on Sunday in Game 7.
May 8, 2019, 1:40 amJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray dished out nine assists to go with his 18 points (7-of-16 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), five boards, one trey and one rejection in the Nuggets' big Game 5 win on Tuesday.
Murray looked great tonight as his game seems to be catching up to his swagger in the playoffs. His biggest knock over his first few seasons has been his streakiness. Next season’s fantasy drafters will be tasked with deciding if they think this is just another hot stretch or if Murray has turned a corner. He's also put up a 21-for-21 performance from the free throw line so far in this series.
May 5, 2019, 10:17 pmJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray put up 34 points on 10-of-20 shooting in 38 minutes in a 116-112 win over the Blazers in Game 4 on Sunday.
He shot 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 11-of-11 from the line. He iced the game at the free throw line when the Blazers started playing the foul game. This was the second consecutive game he scored 34 points, which is his playoff career-high. After playing 55 minutes in Game 3, he was still able to light the Blazers up without seeming fatigued at all. Murray is also starting to garner the clutch gene as he plays some of his best basketball when the lights shine the brightest.
May 4, 2019, 2:57 amJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 34 points, grabbed nine rebounds, drained four threes, dished five assists and grabbed one steal in Friday's quadruple OT loss to the Blazers.
Murray was sensational on Friday night as his 55 minutes, 34 points and nine rebounds all set new career-high playoff marks. Nursing a right thigh injury in the days leading up to Game 3, Murray played through the pain as this Denver team – despite the loss – is growing up before our eyes.
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