Jamal Murray starts, at 0-for-16 on season
Rookie has yet to make a field goal in his NBA career, but coach Mike Malone is not worried.
Jamal Murray does not have more makes from the field than you this season. The problem is he has 16 attempts and is getting close to Jacque Vaughan territory with Vaughan’s 0-for-22 to start his 2001 season.
With Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (groin) out, Murray against the Wolves missed all eight shots from the field and didn’t go to the line in his first start. He added three rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.
Murray's Nuggets defeat Wiggins' Wolves but Murray held w/o a bucket again. 0/8 in 29 mins. Now 0/16 in 66 NBA mins (4 gms). Wiggy had 25pts
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) November 4, 2016
Despite shooting struggles Murray is still playing with good discipline and toughness including taking charges. Nuggets head coach Mike Malone remains optimistic,
“I have no doubt that will change and he will be one helluva player for us,” Malone said post game.
Coach Malone on Jamal Murray: I just grabbed him and hugged him pic.twitter.com/nZvKX9RqXt
— Joshua A. Vinson (@TheJoshAVinson) November 4, 2016
Jamal Murray needs to say these words: “Life is good.”
The Nuggets rookie guard needs to realize that he’s living out several of his critics’ dreams. Instead of being stuck in an office, He is guaranteed to earn $6.5 million during his first two seasons in the NBA. And that doesn’t include the potential he has to make more with other ventures.
Life truly is good for the 23-year-old Canadian.
Next up for Murray and his Nuggets is a trip to Motown for a date with the Detroit Pistons Saturday.