Denver Nuggets Post-Season Grades and Awards ’17-’18

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A. Jamal Murray is the wildcard to this Nuggets squad.  We might have seen his best.  He may have no ceiling.  Either proposition seems equally likely depending on which game we are watching.  He is criticized for not having the elite handles required of an NBA point.  Ask Steven Adams if Murray can dribble, though.  Ask Ryan Anderson.  Murray suffers from the same unfounded criticism that plagues the Nuggets.  Call it east-coast bias, if you will.  He’s ahead of all of his counterparts for production heading into his third season.  His insatiable drive will continue his rapid improvement.  Jokic is the cornerstone of this team but Murray could be it’s best player. Also of note, Murray is an ironman, missing only one game in two seasons (concussion protocol). <p>Jamal averaged 16.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 31.7 minutes per game.</p>. PG. Denver Nuggets. JAMAL MURRAY