There is a chance that Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray will finish as one of the best guards to ever come out of Canada. Fresh from securing his first NBA championship, he managed to maintain an impressive 40% three-point shooting rate while averaging 26 points, all while battling through injury.
Murray sat down with Complex Sports to talk about how he’s approached the season. He was asked about his aspirations to become an all-star, one of the few accolades he hasn’t accomplished in his career, and his answer is something Denver Nuggets fans would love to hear.
“Yeah, for sure. You want to win everything you possibly can. I want to win something defensive this year or be in the conversation at least. But I think I’m on a team where we’re trying to win a championship and you can’t let those side missions get in the way,” he said.
He continued, “That’s why some games I’ll have two assists, five assists, 15 assists, 10 points, 20 points. I feel like it’s whatever the team needs that day and when you’re winning so much, you try to stay consistent with that and not veer off. So sometimes they need me to do more, sometimes they need me to do less when it’s someone else’s night.”
A true team player who leads by example with arguably the best player in the NBA, Nikola Jokic. Do you believe?