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# Jamal Murray
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  • Denver Nuggets
  • Drafted 7th overall in 2016
  • PG/SG
  • 6'4" / 207lbs
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  • 02/23/1997
  • Canada
  • 7th pick, 2016
  • Kentucky
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2016 NBA DraftNBADrafted 7th overall by Denver.
19th July, 2016NBASigned four year, $14,510,706 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2018/19 and 2019/20.
27th September, 2017NBADenver exercised 2018/19 team option.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2015 - 2019Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2016 - presentDenver Nuggets (NBA)

November 20, 2017

After starting the year off badly, particularly in shooting the three-ball, Murray has very much warmed up. He is up to 14.1 points per game on the season, buoyed by two 30+ points outings in his last four games, averaging 22.3 real points and 29.9 fantasy points in that time. And while the outside stroke is still streaky – Murray has not made a three-pointer in seven out of his sixteen games, shooting a combined 0-28 in that time – a bad shooting outing last night might mean he is due a good one tonight. That tends to be the way with Murray.


November 4, 2017

Murray starts as the de facto point guard with the intention to score. Unfortunately, as best evidenced by 0-16 three-point shooting over a four game stretch, this is absolutely not what happened to begin the year. It has started to come around, however – over his last four games, Murray has had scoring nights of 20, 24 and 26 points. There was also a 2 throw in there, but accept that kind of night as a risk and view the overall package as a decent fantasy value pick with upside for me.


October 30, 2017

Murray has started the season very slowly, shooting 15-59 over his first five games for a lowly 25.4% percentage from the floor and a mere 8.0ppg average. However, he broke out in the last game with a 26 point night, raising his overall scoring average to 11.0 points per game, alongside 3.3 assists and only 1.3 turnovers. And while it was only one game, Emmanuel Mudiay is not providing much competition at the point guard position, thus the starting spot will continue to belong to Murray, who is in the game to score.


June 29, 2017

Jamal Murray
PG/SG, 6’4, 207lbs, 20 years old, 1 year of experience

Fairly strong overall rookie campaign, including a breakout of sorts towards the end of the season, in which he showed a lot of scoring talent both on the drive and from the perimeter. Defensively, the results are not yet there, but the effort level is, and the signs are encouraging. For a man straddling two guard spots, knowing that he would rather try and be a scorer whichever position he end up at, he could not have picked a better place to go with Jokic on hand. Working to get open alongside him, cutting down on mistakes and improving his spot-up and pull-up shooting could make Murray a pretty fearsome two-way scoring guard.

Player Plan: Three years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep, play, and see if he can cement one of the future starting spots. He might.