Jamal Murray Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/23/1997 (25)
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Jamal Murray News
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray and center Nikola Jokic are both considered doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Both players have been sidelined the last few games due to health and safety protocols. Neither player has been cleared to return yet, so fantasy managers should prepare for them to miss another contest. Bruce Brown and De'Andre Jordan would likely both move into the starting five. Brown is the better streaming option, but both have some value with the Nuggets shorthanded. Fantasy managers should check back on Tuesday for another update.
The Denver Nuggets continue to have problems with COVID-19. Jamal Murray entered the health and safety protocols on Thursday. The Nuggets point guard will miss Friday's contest versus the Dallas Mavericks. Not only is Murray out, but two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic also is out due to COVID. Although it doesn't bode well in the win-loss column, Denver's role players can increase their counting numbers during the two stars' absence. Bones Hyland's fantasy managers are licking their chops, as the shoot-first guard has a chance to make another splash like he did last season. The backup point guard is already posting a higher usage rate (30.7) this season than he did during an injury-riddled campaign with the Nuggets in 2021-22. Expect some high-scoring numbers from Hyland while Murray recovers.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray struggled from the floor on Wednesday night in a 103-106 loss to the New York Knicks. Despite shooting 35% overall, he posted 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block with 42.9% shooting from three. Since Nikola Jokic missed this game, the Nuggets needed Murray and Michael Porter Jr. to step up. Ultimately that wasn't the case, but Murray seems to be on his way to returning to pre-injury form. The first half of the season is going to be a gelling process for the whole team.
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray registered his first double-double since returning to action, notching 14 points and 10 assists in Friday's heavy loss to Boston. It's his first double-double since March 2020. Murray also logged a season-high 35 minutes, so this game should be very encouraging for fantasy managers. Denver's star guard shot 6-for-17 from the field with a 1-for-5 effort from behind the arc and added four rebounds to his tally without committing a single turnover. Murray has so far been able to get 15.5 points this season with 3.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists while averaging fewer than 29 minutes a night. He has received a significant boost in playing time this month and it sure looks like Murray is close to getting back to his best. However, he could lose some momentum in the next matchup, as it comes against the Bulls, who have the third-best defensive record in the league against point guards.