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Jamal Murray questionable to play Thursday vs. Trail Blazers [UPDATE]

Nuggets guard posted on Instagram he intends to play tonight. Paul Millsap also questionable against Portland.

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray looks to make a pass as he is guarded by Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen in the fourth quarter at Barclays Center.  Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Murray posted something on Instagram stating that he intends to play tonight vs. the Blazers.

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.

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.

Denver Nuggets SG Jamal Murray will not return to Tuesday night’s game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers due to a trunk contusion.

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.