Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets
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Nuggets' Jamal Murray sits out fourth game despite making progress

Published March 30, 2024 at 2:09 PM

Jamal Murray was absent from the Denver Nuggets' face-off against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night due to an ongoing recovery from a sprained left ankle and a swollen right knee.

Denver's need for him was evident as they suffered a 111-98 defeat, allowing the Timberwolves to tie for first place in the Western Conference, pushing the defending NBA champions, the Nuggets, down to third place behind Oklahoma City.

Ahead of the game, Denver coach Michael Malone noted Murray's progress but expressed that he wasn't yet prepared to compete at the required level. Malone suggested that Murray might also sit out the Nuggets' Sunday game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he remained optimistic about the star point guard's swift return.

"I do think he will be back on the court before the playoffs start," in mid-April, Malone said.

After facing the Nuggets, their next game is scheduled for Sunday evening when they return home to host the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center.

Born on February 23, 1997, Jamal Murray is a Canadian professional basketball player currently enlisted with the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also an active member of the Canadian national team. Murray completed one season of college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats before being drafted as the seventh overall pick by the Nuggets in the 2016 NBA draft. Recognized by the moniker "Blue Arrow," Murray played a pivotal role in steering the Nuggets to their maiden NBA championship triumph in 2023.

This season, he maintains averages of 20.9 points per game and 6.7 assists, showcasing a shooting accuracy of 47.5% from the field. Holding a leading record of 51-23, the Nuggets currently dominate the Western Conference standings. With a recent 7-3 record in their last 10 games, they are solidifying their grip on the top position.

Source Sports Illustrated : Jamal Murray's Current Injury Status For Timberwolves- Nuggets Game
Source ESPN : Nuggets' Jamal Murray misses 4th straight despite improvement
Source : Wikipedia
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