The Denver Nuggets will have Jamal Murray for years to come.
The Nuggets are re-signing 22-year-old guard Jamal Murray to a five-year max contract extension worth $170 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Murray has shined in the three seasons he has been in Denver, leading them to the brink of a Western Conference Finals appearance save for a Game 7 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the postseason this year.
Murray has slowly become one of the more dynamic guards in the NBA, although his shooting can be streaky at times. As he continues to get more reliable, he should continue to be an excellent running mate for Nikola Jokic.
Last season was Murray’s third, and the best of his career. He averaged 18.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.
The Nuggets made the postseason, as a No. 2 seed, for the first time since 2013, riding that young core of Jokic, Murray and Gary Harris, along with veteran Paul Millsap, whose $30 million option the Nuggets chose to exercise Saturday.