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Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray
Position: G
Born: 02/23/97
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
Salary: $4,549,740
The reason for this, of course, is that his highly efficient offense is offset by comparatively poor defensive efficiency, landing him near the bottom of the ladder on defense both among Nuggets rotation players and league wide. This offense-defense discrepancy can be seen even more starkly when the numbers are lined up side by side. Using data from CleaningTheGlass.com, the first chart below shows, for when Jamal Murray was on the court last season, the Nuggets’ own offensive points per 100 possessions (PPP) and shooting percentages as compared with those of their opponents when Denver was on defense.
The efficiency drop-off for Murray – and to a lesser but still problematic extent, his team overall – from top shelf when they had possession to bottom-dwelling when they were defending was nearly large enough to cancel out the benefits of the Nuggets’ offensive potency, and arguably the single biggest reason Denver once again missed the playoffs. Going forward into the upcoming season, defense will be the biggest single issue for both Murray individually and the team as a whole to address.
With the Nuggets, Karnisovas has helped construct a roster of players who combine a specific physical profile, versatile skill set and intangibles such as drive and selflessness. He continues to relish the bonds he’s built in a job he estimates is 80 percent human interaction. And, naturally, Denver’s current group is filled with international flavor. Point guard Jamal Murray and reserve forward Trey Lyles were born in Canada. Two-way wing Torrey Craig was discovered playing professionally in Australia. And the Serbian Nikola Jokic has blossomed from a relatively unknown second-round pick into one of the most versatile big men in the game. “Arturas was the one who was wanting it more for me to come here, so it’s kind of cool,” Jokic said. “He’s European, and he knows how European basketball (works). He played with some Serbian players. He knows our mentality. Of course he can help me a lot, just adapting to the basketball (in the NBA).”
Storyline: Nuggets Front Office