Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has conveyed that PG/SG Jamal Murray will be joining the team on its upcoming road trip, spanning five games from November 17 to 24.
Although there is uncertainty regarding Murray’s active participation in this road stretch, Malone has acknowledged the positive strides in his recovery from a right hamstring strain suffered on November 4.
“I don’t know if on this road trip he’ll play or not, but I know from all the reports I’m getting he’s working really hard to get back and making positive strides every day,” Malone said, per Vinny Benedetto of The Denver Gazette.
Initial reports suggested a likely absence of three to four weeks for Murray, making his rapid progress a source of optimism.
Also, our report detailing Murray’s intensive pre-game training before the Nuggets’ matchup with the Clippers further contribute to this positive outlook.
However, despite the opportunity for Murray to potentially play during the road trip, there is no assurance that he will take the court.
Throughout this season, Murray has maintained an average of 16.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and a 44.5% field goal percentage, playing for an average of 30.9 minutes per game.
The Nuggets are set to kick off their road-trip matches tomorrow against the New Orleans Pelicans as part of the in-season tournament.