The Denver Nuggets are firing on all cylinders, sitting at the top of the Western Conference with a 15-7 win-loss standing. They’re on track to break their Playoff drought since the 2012-13 season and one man named Jamal Murray (pictured) is confidently stirring the NBA pot.
The lead guard of the Nuggets is only 21 years of age and loves to talk-shit to nearly every player. It all stemmed from the early November win against the Boston Celtics. Murray was stuck on 48 points — already a career high — and had one last attempt at reaching 50. That attempt didn’t go down to well with Kyrie Irving.
It’s not just little stabs like this, he’s also licked his fingers and constantly pulling out the bow and arrow for every made long ball. It’s hilarious to watch and super entertaining, but don’t ask this to the Celtics or Lakers fans. They want to terminate the young fella, but it clearly gets him going and into the games. If you’ve never seen Murray’s game, he’s a calculated, below-the-rim player, with a knack for flowing right into midrange jumpers, aided by his impressive footwork.
Denver is far from a one-trick pony. They are very good at sharing the ball with an average of 26.6 assists per game. Murray can get those arrows firing, but it’s too early in the season to start taunting teams. Come playoff time, Murray will have to find some serious answers when he’s tapped on the shoulder to run the gantlet of Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul. I guess a huge ego is needed, especially for a 21-year-old.
Side Note: Here’s a fun stat: If Marcus Smart made one more 3-pointer this season, he would have a better 3-point percentage so far than… Klay Thompson!
Catch you Thursday.