Murray totaled 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assist,s eight rebounds, and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 104-98 loss to the Bucks.
Murray had a season-high with nine assists Monday, but could not help the Nuggets in avoiding their sixth loss from their past seven games. Along with a number of other Nuggets players, Murray has had a somewhat slow start to the fantasy season, brought on in part by the fact he may have been overhyped leading up to drafts. The Nuggets should be able to turn things around soon and with that, Murray will likely get his offensive groove going once again.
Murray came off the bench Thursday due to a small violation of team rules but is expected to return to his starting role Saturday against the Pelicans, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
It was quite the head scratcher when the Nuggets announced Monte Morris would join the starting lineup Thursday considering Murray had started every contest so far this season. Off the bench he was able to contribute 14 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds and a block across 23 minutes.
Murray will serve in a bench role for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
The Nuggets have decided to make a big change to the starting lineup and have granted Monte Morris the start at point guard. Murray has put up 17.8 points across 33.7 minutes per contest to this point, but his team will turn to Morris with the hope of executing on defense more consistently. Murray should still see a significant chunk of minutes off the bench.
Murray posted 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, one rebound and one steal across 35 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets.
After his 48-point outlier against the Celtics, Murray has rattled off four games in a row right around 15 points per game, coming back down to Earth in terms of shooting efficiency over that span. While he hit five three-pointers in his career game, Murray has just two threes over the past four games, which is something he will have to improve to be an elite scorer for the Nuggets going forward.
Murray managed 15 points (6-21 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and a steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Murray cooled off in a big way after dropping 48 points in his previous game. Although owners have come to expect some streaky shooting from Murray, Wednesday was significantly worse than he his typical performance. As a whole, the 21 year old is having a strong fantasy season, averaging 18.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 threes and 1.0 steal per game.
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