Nick Friedell: Jamal Murray was in agony underneath the basket for a few moments -- he appeared to be grabbing his left knee. Nuggets coaching staff instantly knew injury was bad and started calling for more attention. Murray just limped his way back to locker room.
Adrian Wojnarowski: As you‚Äôd expect, the Nuggets are working to get Murray an MRI on that left knee to evaluate the severity of the knee injury, source tells ESPN.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Michael Malone said the team is waiting on imaging testing on Jamal Murray's left knee: "He just came back, he was gone for four days. His [right] knee had been bothering him‚Ä¶just an awful feeling. Keep Jamal in your thoughts and prayers and hopefully we will get some good news"
Harrison Wind: There was no minute restriction on Jamal Murray tonight, as advised by Denver's training staff. "I don't think the minutes played had something to do with it," Malone said. "I just think it was a freak accident and I'll be keeping Jamal and his family in my thoughts and prayers."
Michael Singer: MPJ on Jamal Murray: ‚ÄúThe mood was how you could imagine. We‚Äôre just all kind of waiting to hear what‚Äôs going on. We‚Äôre all worried about him, praying for him and just hoping for the best.‚ÄĚ
Ohm Youngmisuk: Michael Porter Jr. heard Jamal Murray yelling in pain after the injury. On what Murray means: ‚ÄúY‚Äôall know what he means to us, he‚Äôs ‚Äėthe dude‚Äô ‚Äď Nikola and Jamal. They brought this team to new heights‚Ä¶ but we are more worried about his well-being right now.‚ÄĚ
Ohm Youngmisuk: Monte Morris on Jamal Murray: ‚ÄúEverybody knows Jamal is a huge, huge piece to this team, alongside Nikola... Seeing him go down like that, never, never that you could even think that was going to happen. He lifts so much, his body is strong."
Mark Medina: Neither Michael Porter Jr nor Monte Morris have been able to speak to Jamal Murray after the game given his injury. Porter Jr: "The mood is definitely not very joyful in the locker room. But we hope he's all right."
Mark Medina: Warriors coach Steve Kerr: "Everybody in our locker room is thinking about Jamal Murray." Passed along condolences and positive vibes that Murray's injury isn't serious
Michael Singer: Jamal Murray is available for tonight's game vs. Golden State, I'm told. He's missed the last four games with right knee soreness.
Paul Garcia: Coach Malone says Jamal Murray is out tonight with right knee soreness. Paul Millsap is also out (rest).
Michael Singer: Asked Malone about Jamal Murray‚Äôs knee: ‚ÄúI‚Äôm not overly concerned.‚ÄĚ Said it‚Äôs been nagging him for a while and last game it acted up. Malone also seemed to intimate he‚Äôd be out tonight as well to rest it with 22 games to go.
Michael Singer: Nuggets injury report tomorrow: Dozier and Harris are both out tomorrow. vs. Bucks. Murray and Campazzo are both questionable.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Monday he expects point guard Jamal Murray to be ‚Äúready to go‚ÄĚ come Tuesday‚Äôs winner-take-all Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals.
Murray was leveled early in the third quarter on a layup by Clipper wing Paul George and was on the ground writhing in pain for a few tense moments. Though Malone hadn‚Äôt seen him yet Monday morning when he talked with the media, he said he expected that with rest until tomorrow night‚Äôs late tipoff Murray should be able to recover.
‚ÄúTalked to him last night when we got back to the hotel,‚ÄĚ Malone said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôd gotten through all of his testing. He‚Äôs banged up, he‚Äôs sore. Took a big hit, obviously, on a non-call. But, I think we all know this about Jamal, especially us back in Denver. He‚Äôs a tough, tough kid, man. Mentally and physically.‚ÄĚ
TJ McBride: Jamal Murray said he feels ok now, but that they are still trying to figure out what happened to Murray‚Äôs body after getting fallen on by Paul George. I don‚Äôt think Murray will miss Game 7, but that‚Äôs...concerning. Will be interesting to see what his injury status is tomorrow.
Kendra Andrews: Jamal Murray and Troy Daniels are official OUT tonight against Portland. So the Nuggets will be without Murray, Daniels, Barton, Harris and Millsap.
Jamie Hudson: Nuggets Injury Report vs. Blazers today: Troy Daniels (right hip; tightness) and Jamal Murray (left hamstring; tightness) are questionable. Will Barton (right knee; soreness), Gary Harris (right hip; muscle strain) and Paul Millsap (rest) are out.
Duvalier Johnson: Jamal Murray on if he wants to play:‚ÄĚYou know me, I want to play every day, I want to play every game.‚ÄĚ He also said he understands that there‚Äôs is a bigger picture and they have to be smart about it. pic.twitter.com/jpODIgMDbP
Michael Singer: Malone on Murray, Barton or Harris‚Äô availability: ‚ÄúKeep hope alive ... Maybe one of those guys, but very very questionable.‚ÄĚ Hell of an answer.
Jamie Hudson: Both Murray and Grant, who were listed as questionable, will start tonight vs. Blazers
After a week and further testing, Murray‚Äôs ankle injury is less concerning than it was the night of the injury, team sources told Mile High Sports. According to those sources, Murray has a low ankle sprain. There is no firm timetable for his return, but the Nuggets organization is not terribly worried about his ankle issue which is good news considering how much pain Murray was in after sustaining the injury and the fact that he put no weight on his left leg at all at the time.
Nick Kosmider: Testing on Nuggets guard Jamal Murray‚Äôs sprained left ankle returned clean today and he is expected to miss multiple games, league sources tell @Shams Charania and me.
Murray came down awkwardly at the Pepsi Center after contesting a 3-pointer from Charlotte guard Terry Rozier, and Murray was reeling on the ground for several minutes. He was ruled out for return in the second half and replaced by reserve point guard Monte Morris in the starting lineup. The X-rays on Murray‚Äôs left ankle came back negative, coach Michael Malone said postgame, but a visual check of Murray‚Äôs injury prompted some concern.
‚ÄúI have no idea how long he is going to be out,‚ÄĚ Malone said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs had an issue with ankle injuries. I just looked at it and it‚Äôs rather large. Kinda scary. He rolled it and those are scary. ‚Ä¶ Aside from being painful, you don‚Äôt want to have Jamal Murray miss an extended period of time. Hopefully, it‚Äôs not as bad as it looks and we can get him back.‚ÄĚ
Josh Lewenberg: Jamal Murray (ankle) doing some light shooting work as Team Canada scrimmages on Day 2 of training camp in Toronto. pic.twitter.com/Dz5nvO1IG0
Katy Winge: Jamal Murray is definitely banged up for this #Nuggets team. Had his right thigh wrapped during shootaround and then immediately iced it during media availability. Playing through pain is something Murray has been trained to do, and he will again tonight.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reaggravated a right thigh injury that kept him out of the final 53 seconds of Game 2 and will undergo treatment over the next 48 hours. Murray missed six of his eight 3-point attempts and finished with 15 points and seven assists, then had to watch the final seconds of Portland's 97-90 victory at Denver in Game 2.
Katy Winge: Jamal Murray update: he‚Äôs (obviously) playing tonight for #nuggets. Malone said he‚Äôs been getting treatment around the clock on that leg, he‚Äôs still sore, but it has improved. Malone also said the NBA confirmed after the game that Poeltl‚Äôs screen was illegal.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will only have two of their regular starters (Barton, Jokic) for tonight‚Äôs game vs Pistons. Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap are all out. I‚Äôd expect Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to continue to start while minutes are available for reserve guard Brandon Goodwin.
Katy Winge: Coach Malone does not think Jamal Murray will be able to go tonight for the #nuggets. He‚Äôs still having some problems planting and cutting with that ankle injury.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris and Jamal Murray are both out for the Nuggets‚Äô matchup tonight in Minnesota. Denver is hopeful that Murray can return during its four-game road trip which begins this evening.
Nick Kosmider: Jamal Murray will miss his third straight game with a left ankle sprain when the Nuggets play the Pelicans here in New Orleans tomorrow night.
Harrison Wind: Jamal Murray (ankle) will not play tonight vs 76ers. It will be just the second missed game of his career.
Harrison Wind: Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain) is questionable for tonight‚Äôs matchup with the 76ers. Isaiah Thomas and Michael Porter Jr. are out.
The comeback would‚Äôve marred a truly special night from Jamal Murray, who scored 46 points and drained a career-high nine 3-pointers one night after badly rolling his ankle against San Antonio. ‚ÄúOh my god, it hurts,‚ÄĚ Murray said. ‚ÄúI ain‚Äôt gonna lie to you guys. It hurts a lot. I was trying not to move as much, kind of rely on my shot. I kept relying on it. As the game went on, more adrenaline started to kick in.‚ÄĚ
Chris Dempsey: Malik Beasley (ankle) is also a game time decision for tonight‚Äôs game. Jamal Murray (ankle) is probable to play. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone said Jamal Murray isn‚Äôt ‚Äúlimited‚ÄĚ by the shin contusion he‚Äôs been playing through but Denver will monitor how he looks tonight and if he shows any signs of discomfort. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre going to have a big picture mindset, make sure we‚Äôre not in a position to make it worse.‚ÄĚ
Harrison Wind: Jamal Murray (shin contusion) is listed as probable for Nuggets/Thunder Friday night. Barton, Harris, Millsap, Porter, Vanderbilt, and Thomas all remain out.
Michael Singer: Jamal Murray's available for tonight with right shin contusion. He looked good in warmups.
Michael Singer: Jamal Murray is questionable with right shin contusion for tomorrow‚Äôs game. Regular starters Will Barton, Gary Harris, Paul Millsap are all out.
Harrison Wind: Official: Jamal Murray (ankle soreness) is available to play vs. Perth. We‚Äôll get a look at Denver‚Äôs starting five for the first time tonight.
Harrison Wind: Jamal Murray hasn‚Äôt shot the ball well this week. Michael Malone attributed his struggles to the shape he‚Äôs in. Murray tweaked his ankle in September. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think he‚Äôs in great shape right now,‚ÄĚ Malone said, which could be contributing to his struggles.
Gina Mizell: Jamal Murray wouldn't go into detail on what specifically is causing his chest soreness, but he's been icing it. Said it was tough to breathe tonight but "I just stopped thinking about it. Pain is really nothing to me...can‚Äôt breathe? That‚Äôs not gonna stop me. " #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Murray says he‚Äôs in constant pain. He also says he‚Äôs playing in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday no matter what (Denver plays in Milwaukee on Thursday). twitter.com/harrisonwind/s‚Ä¶
TJ McBride: #Nuggets have transferred two-way player Monte Morris from @RGVVipers to the #Nuggets, the team announced. With Jamal Murray in concussion protocol, it makes sense to have another actual PG on the roster.
July 31, 2021 | 7:36 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Clippers F/C Serge Ibaka is exercising his $9.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Kelly Iko: The Houston Rockets have extended a qualifying offer to Armoni Brooks, sources tell @TheAthletic
Former Bluejays Mitch Ballock and Denzel Mahoney have joined Damien Jefferson in signing with NBA Summer League teams on Saturday. After both were not selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, Mahoney signed to play this summer with the Charlotte Hornets and Ballock with the Philadelphia 76ers.
July 31, 2021 | 6:10 pm EDT Update
Jordan Schultz: #Lakers are ‚Äúvery interested‚ÄĚ in the prospect of signing Carmelo Anthony, per a league source. Melo has been linked to the Lakers as a possibility, given his friendship w/LeBron dating back to high school. Anthony drilled a career-best 40.9 percent from 3 last season w/Portland.
Will Guillory: The Pelicans have declined the team option on forward Didi Louzada, per league source. The 2019 2nd round pick played 3 games with the Pels last season after spending a couple years in Australia.