Denver Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray has not played an NBA game since the 2020–21 season after tearing his ACL ligament. But the comeback will officially start!
While in Australia, Murray told the media that he plans to return to the court for the Nuggets in the preseason to pave the way for the 2022-23 campaign.
This is very good news for Nuggets fans. Of course, they managed to sneak into the playoffs a few months ago despite not having Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr., largely thanks to the play of Nikola Jokic, who claimed his second straight MVP by beating Joel Embiid.
The Joker really carried Denver, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Warriors in the first round of the postseason.
However, there is great optimism that the Nuggets could be back in contention with the return of Murray and MPJ, their other two best players.
Coming back from an ACL ligament injury is always scary, but the Canadian is clearly doing well and ready to start wreaking havoc again in the league.
The Nuggets finished last season with a 48-34 record and earned sixth place in the West. With Murray and Porter Jr. wreaking havoc alongside Jokic, Michael Milone’s team really has the potential to become one of the top four teams in the conference.
In the 48 games before the injury in 2020–21, Murray averaged 21.2 points, 4.8 assists, and four rebounds while shooting 40% from the center. If he can get back to that old form, it’ll be a terrible hour in the Mile High City.