UPDATE: Murray posted something on Instagram stating that he intends to play tonight vs. the Blazers.
Jamal Murray says on IG that he will play tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/7JfX0l9Swx— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) December 11, 2019
For now, Murray is still questionable, along with Millsap. If Murray does come back, I imagine he’ll be a full go and won’t be held back at all. The injury didn’t appear to be too serious, but we still need to be careful. Monte Morris would still be an interesting play if Murray is limited and/or can’t finish the game. Will Barton is also appealing.
UPDATE: Murray is being listed as questionable to play Thursday vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.
Jamal Murray (right trunk contusion) and Paul Millsap (left foot soreness) are both QUESTIONABLE for the Nuggets tomorrow against the Trail Blazers.— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) December 11, 2019
Murray suffered a trunk contusion in Tuesday’s matchup vs. the Sixers and only played five minutes before being ruled out. If Murray can’t go, Monte Morris should start in his place. I also think Will Barton is primed for another big game. He scored 26 points and over 50 fantasy points vs. Philly and played 40 minutes in the process.
Millsap also popped up on the injury report, so the Nuggets could be pretty shorthanded. If he can’t go, Mason Plumlee or Michael Porter Jr. would likely jump into the starting 5. We’ll need more info before making some DFS and fantasy basketball decisions.
Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. #Nuggets— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) December 11, 2019
Murray left early in this contest and was unable to come back, being ruled out in the second half. Monte Morris started the third quarter in place of Murray. If Murray is out long-term, Morris would likely be the main beneficiary and is worth scooping up in most fantasy basketball season-long formats. Gary Harris and Will Barton will not operate as the primary ball-handlers for Denver.