Nuggets Receive Grim Jamal Murray Injury Update

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Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray will likely be sidelined for the remainder of the month because of a right hamstring strain, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Nuggets are taking a cautious approach to ensure there will be no lingering issues with Murray’s hamstring. There’s an expectation that Murray will need three to four weeks to properly heal before returning to play.

“This will be something that will be longer than we would like,” Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said this week. “You have to have the big picture in mind and make sure we’re putting him in position to get healthy before he comes back.”

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Murray has appeared in seven games this season. He’s averaging 16.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists while shooting 43.3% from the field, 43.8% from beyond the arc and 84.2% from the free-throw line.

If Murray makes one of the three All-NBA teams this season, he will be eligible for a supermax extension with the Nuggets next offseason. The talented guard averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists last season.

Murray was incredible for the Nuggets in the 2023 playoffs. He averaged 26.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 20 games versus the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. The Kentucky product put up 21.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game in the Finals.

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The Nuggets beat the Heat in the 2023 Finals in five games. It will be fascinating to see if they can repeat as champions this season.

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