The Denver Nuggets are having a magical moment during the 2023 NBA playoffs.
After a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, everyone was in awe of Jamal Murray.
The talented poet-guard had to endure critical situations in the last two years, which made him think that he will be traded.
Michael Malone recently shared a story about how Murray felt in the immediate aftermath of his injury, revealing the player thought he would be sent elsewhere.
Bleacher Report shared the remarks, as seen below.
Jamal Murray thought he was ‘damaged goods’ and would be traded when he tore his ACL
Michael Malone praises Murray 🙏 pic.twitter.com/UZRxrYniAW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 21, 2023
Malone knew it would be a difficult and long process for Murray, but he wouldn’t be alone.
He would come back better than ever and time proved him right.
Now the point guard is playing at an excellent level, confirming that he is one of the best at his position in the entire NBA.
He got his Nuggets to this stage and is setting the Lakers on fire in the WCF.
Patience paid off for him and his team, even when people thought the Nuggets were ready to move on from him.
Many argued that his performances on the ‘bubble’ were just a fluke, but Murray has shown he is ready to take over the championship.
He averaged 35.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games against the Lakers, securing the Western Conference Finals MVP award for his heroics.
The Nuggets look like a championship team, and as long as Murray is healthy and playing at this level, they will be tough to beat.
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