Murray sat out all of last season due to that sort of injury, even though he was eager to return as soon as possible.
His recovery and rehabilitation couldn’t be rushed because an ACL injury is one that might reoccur or perhaps never fully heal if it’s not handled well.
Jamal Murray almost starting to look like his old self 👀 pic.twitter.com/SJYy6KWmJz
— 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣’ 𝙉𝘽𝘼 (@_Talkin_NBA) December 7, 2022
Well, Murray is back but his season hasn’t been without a few ups and down.
He has understandably taken some time to get back into his rhythm and has had to shake off the rust.
He’s had a few rough nights here and there in 2022-23 but he’s starting to play like his old self again.
He is now averaging 17.9 points a game, which isn’t too far off from his 21.2 from 2020-21.
Meanwhile, his field goal percentage if 44%, his three-point percentage is 38%, and he’s creating 4.9 assists a game.
These are all promising numbers that show he is moving in the right direction.
Meanwhile, his Nuggets are trying to get better than they have been in years.
Murray On The Mend
Murray is getting better and better as the season progresses and that is a very encouraging sign indeed.
His hard work and abilities are needed because the Nuggets are trying to finally truly capitalize on the talent on their roster, particularly Nikola Jokic‘s.
The West is awfully competitive though and the team is currently 5th in the conference with a 14-10 record.
They were hoping to improve that record but were taken down by the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
For his part, Murray put up 11 points and 5 assists during that tough loss.