Murray was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The worst fears were realized for Murray, as he will now have to miss extensive time after he suffered the injury late in Monday's loss to Golden State. Prior to Monday's game, the 24-year-old point guard had missed the previous four outings due to right knee soreness, but he had extremely bad luck in his return after posting 17 points across 33 minutes. With Murray out for the season, Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo will likely see increases to their workloads going forward.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said after Monday's 116-107 loss to the Warriors that Murray would undergo an MRI on the left knee injury he suffered in the final minute of the contest, The Athletic reports.
While an initial diagnosis for Murray's injury hasn't been provided, the Nuggets and fantasy managers should be preparing for him to miss some time. The point guard, who had missed the previous four games with soreness in his right knee, collapsed to the floor with 50.6 seconds remaining when he planted hard on his left foot while attempting a layup. He remained on the ground for several moments clutching his knee before requiring assistance to the locker room. An update on Murray's condition should be provided later Tuesday, but assuming he misses time, the Nuggets would likely turn to Facundo Campazzo and Monte Morris to serve as the team's primary facilitators along with center Nikola Jokic.
Murray finished with 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 116-107 loss to the Warriors.
Murray returned after a four-game absence and came through with a very solid fantasy line. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury to his left knee in the final seconds of the game. While the severity of the injury has not yet been disclosed, the fact it was a noncontact injury does not bode well for his immediate playing future. If the worst fears are realized, there is a chance Murray could miss the remainder of the season. Of course, this is just speculation at this point, and so GMs will likely want to wait for confirmation before making any moves. In the event he misses a significant period of time, both Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo would likely move up in the pecking order.
Murray (knee) will play Monday against the Warriors, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Murray has missed the last four games due to soreness in his right knee, but he's available to play Monday. His return will likely send Facundo Campazzo back to the bench.
Murray (knee) is questionable for Monday's game at Golden State.
The 24-year-old sat out his fourth straight game Sunday due to right knee soreness, and his availability remains in question for the second half of the back-to-back set. Facundo Campazzo could receive another start at the point if Murray is sidelined again Monday.
Murray (knee) will not play Sunday against Boston, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Murray will miss his fourth game in row due to soreness in his right knee, and Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo will continue to benefit from his absence. The team plays again Monday against Golden State, and Murray should be considered questionable for that game at this point.
Murray (knee) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Celtics.
Murray has missed the past three games due to right knee soreness. If he's out again, Monte Morris and Facundo Campazzo should continue to see expanded roles.
Murray (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Spurs, Vic Lombardi of Altitude TV reports.
Murray's absence will mark his third consecutive game missed. In his absence, look for Monte Morris to again handle the majority of point guard duties for the Nuggets, while Facundo Campazzo should provide depth off the bench. The star guard's next chance to return will come Sunday versus the Celtics.
Murray (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.
A sore right knee has kept Murray out of the last two games -- both Nuggets victories -- and the team will continue to monitor his status over the next 24-plus hours. Monte Morris started Tuesday's game against the Pistons, while Facundo Campazzo got the nod in Murray's place Wednesday against the Spurs.
Murray (knee) is unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
He'll be sidelined for the second consecutive contest due to soreness in his right knee. Monte Morris should receive another start at the point while Facundo Campazzo and PJ Dozier likely see increased run off the bench.
Murray (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs, freelance writer T.J. McBride reports.
Murray missed Tuesday's contest against the Pistons due to right knee soreness, which could keep him out again Wednesday. If he sits, Monte Morris is likely to start.
Murray (knee) is out Tuesday against the Pistons.
Due to right knee soreness, Murray will miss his first game since Feb. 6. In his absence, Facundo Campazzo and Monte Morris should see extra minutes.
Murray (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
Murray has only missed two games so far this season, but he's uncertain for the first half of the team's back-to-back due to soreness in his right knee. It wouldn't be too surprising to see the 24-year-old point guard get a game off when also considering the condensed schedule in the second half of the season. If he's sidelined, Facundo Campazzo and Monte Morris would likely be looking at increased roles.
Murray posted 23 points (9-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists across 39 minutes in Thursday's 101-94 win over the Clippers.
Murray also scored 23 points when he played the Clippers on Christmas Day, but this time around, Denver was able to hand them a more decisive loss than it looked on paper. Behind Murray's leadership at point guard, the Nuggets surged to a big lead very early and led for the game's duration. The addition of Aaron Gordon has added another weapon to Denver's vast arsenal, giving Murray one more way to deliver a win.
Murray collected 30 points (12-24 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 104-95 victory over the 76ers on Tuesday.
Murray had a very efficient offensive performance that led to his ninth 30-plus point scoring game of the season. Over his last eight games, the guard has averaged 23.4 points per game on 52.1 percent shooting from the field and 49.1 percent shooting from three. Murray has also been contributing strong defensive stats over that span, averaging 2.1 steals per game.
Murray posted 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four assists, two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Sunday's 126-102 win over the Hawks.
The Nuggets followed a balanced game script Sunday, as every member of the starting five scored in double-digits. It's a credit to Murray's ability to facilitate an offensive engine that just acquired a shiny new piece in Aaron Gordon. The new-look lineup made a statement in the West with a convincing win over a much-improved Hawks team.
Murray compiled 23 points (10-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds and a steal across 39 minutes in Friday's win over the Pelicans.
Murray had a rough four-game stretch where he couldn't score 20 points between Mar. 12 and Mar. 17, but he has bounced back with five straight 20-point outings while showing an excellent shooting touch. Murray has made 51.1 percent of his field-goal attempts over that aforementioned five-game stretch.
Murray tallied 20 points (8-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
The 24-year-old kept his four-game streak of scoring 20-plus points alive despite the lopsided loss. Murray has averaged 24.5 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 three-pointers and 2.0 steals during that stretch, and he'll look to keep it going Friday on the road against the Pelicans.
Murray scored 21 points (8-21 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 38 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Magic.
Murray entered the game on a strong stretch of scoring efficiently, but he faced some struggles Tuesday. Even so, he topped 20 points for the third consecutive contest, as he led the team with 21 shots from the field. Murray also recorded multiple steals for the third time in his last four games, and he is averaging a career-high 1.3 per contest on the season.
Murray scored 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 113-108 loss to the Pelicans.
The 24-year-old was sluggish coming out of the All-Star break, averaging only 12.0 points over his first four games back, but Murray has now woken up with a combined 57 points in the last two contests. He remains on track for career highs in points, field-goal percentage, made three-pointers and steals as he gives Denver a strong second option behind Nikola Jokic.
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|04/12||@ GS||L 107-116||33||17||4||4||4||3||1|
|04/11||vs BOS||L 87-105||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/09||vs SA||W 121-119||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/07||vs SA||W 106-96||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/06||vs DET||W 134-119||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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