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Jamal Murray stats: What are his numbers with Denver Nuggets?

Jamal Murray stats: He has spent six seasons with the Nuggets. In 410 regular-season games, he averaged 16.9 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. He played one season of collegiate basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats before getting selected seventh overall by the Nuggets in the 2016 NBA Draft. Murray grew up in Kitchener, Ontario, as the son of Sylvia (from Syria) and Roger Murray. Lamar, his younger brother, is also present. His father grew up running track and basketball; as a child, he competed against Kitchener native Lennox Lewis before Lewis began his professional boxing career.

Murray began his high school career at Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener before transferring to Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, Ontario, where his father was an assistant coach. He and fellow prospect Thon Maker created a tandem that aided Orangeville Prep in defeating several American schools. Murray was awarded MVP of the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic International Game, becoming the second Canadian to do so after Duane Notice. Murray was voted MVP of the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit after scoring a game-high 30 points.

Jamal Murray in his college years

Murray reclassified to the 2015 class and committed to play for Kentucky coach John Calipari. As a freshman in 2015-16, he was named to the Midseason Top 25 list for the John R. Wooden Award and the 35-man Naismith Trophy watchlist. He played in 36 games, averaging 20.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 40.8% from three-point range.

Murray was selected a third-team All-American by the Associated Press during his rookie season. Murray was also named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the All-SEC First Team. Murray’s 20.0 points per game average is the greatest by a rookie in Kentucky history and the most by any player under John Calipari’s time as head coach.

He guided the Wildcats, who had seven future NBA players on its team, to a #1 position early in the season and the SEC title before being stunned in the second round of March Madness by 5-seed Indiana. Murray declared for the NBA draught in April 2016, foregoing his remaining three years of college eligibility.

Murray with Nuggets

Murray was taken seventh overall in the 2016 NBA draughts by the Denver Nuggets on June 23, 2016. Murray was voted Rising Stars Challenge MVP on February 17, 2017 after scoring a game-high 36 points (9-14 3FG) and dishing out a game-high 11 assists in Team World’s 150-139 victory over Team USA. He set a career best with 30 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 7, 2017. He was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at the end of the season.

Murray set a career best with 50 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on February 19, 2021. During the game, he became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points without shooting a free throw, and the second player to achieve 50 points while shooting more than 80% from the field and three-point range. Murray tore his ACL in his left knee during a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 12. Murray was declared out indefinitely by the Nuggets the next day. Murray averaged a career-high 21.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 1.3 steals while playing 35.5 minutes per game and shooting a career-high 47.7% FG and 40.8% 3FG.

Let’s look back at Jamal Murray’s stats with the Denver Nuggets

SeasonGPFGMFG%3PM3P%FTMFT%RebAssistStealBlockPoints
2016-178229540.411533.410688.32141705124811
2017-188147945.116537.822990.529727479281,352
2018-197551343.715236.718984.831736367271,367
2019-205940845.611234.616388.123628467171,091
2020-214837847.712940.813386.919423164131,018
2022-236547345.417239.818083.325740066161,298

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