JAMAL MURRAY

3/6/22, 10:20 PM

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Dear Nikola Jokic,

Help is on the way soon.

Jamal Murray is coming up on 11 months post-ACL. League average for return is 10, but it’s very reasonable to take it slowly. Look for Murray back on the court at some point this month.

And what level of player are we going to see? Probably an All-Star, or close to it.

NBA production dips in the initial return from ACL reconstruction, but tends to pick back up over the following year. Young players and high accuracy shooters like Murray are partially protected from the decline, so expect to see Murray at ~85% of his pre-injury level of production.

The Nuggets still won’t be our favorites to win the West, but do look for them to make some noise with both Murray and Michael Porter Jr. nearing return in March.

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