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Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

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July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...
Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

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May 8 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray came out of nowhere and threw down a monstrous putback slam against the Portland Trail Blazers in Tuesday night's Game 5. Nuggets forward Paul Millsap grabbed a rebound and raced up the court in the third quarter. He drove into the lane and shot a contested layup that bounced off the backboard and the front of the rim. Murray patiently waited and sprinted at the hoop. The guard secured the rebound after his timely jump and emphatically dunked the ball over Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum. The Nuggets held a commanding 110-86 lead with under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Murray had 18 points (7-of-15 shooting), nine assists and five rebounds in 31 minutes. Murray has emerged as a key contributor for the Nuggets this postseas...
Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

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The Denver Nuggets enter their game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a three-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with 15 games remaining. The Nuggets (37-30) have won two in a row, including a 125-116 win against the visiting Lakers on Friday. Denver enters Tuesday with the same record as the Utah Jazz and also tied in the standings with the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29), who have played two fewer games. The Nuggets have not qualified for the postseason since 2013. "We're getting there," Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after a 130-104 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "Every game, I think we're moving forward." The Lakers (30-36) are coming off an impressive 127-113 win against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with the loss...