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Nuggets’ Jamal Murray officially out for restart opener

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Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray is officially out on Saturday for the Western Conference team’s opening matchup in the 2019-20 NBA restart in Orlando, Florida.

According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Murray, who is nursing a hamstring injury, was putting up shots pregame before the Nuggets’ first restart game against the Miami Heat. However, the 23-year-old Canadian floor general will end up missing the contest.

Along with Murray, wings Gary Harris and Will Barton are out on Saturday, per Bontemps. Harris is dealing with a hip injury while Barton has a knee concern; the Nuggets are starting Monte Morris, Torrey Craig, Michael Porter Jr., Paul Millsap, and All-Star center Nikola Jokic.

The Nuggets enter the NBA’s season resumption with the third-best record in the West. With the Orlando “bubble” starting up, Jokic made headlines due to a drastic weight loss returning from the four-month layover between the season’s suspension back in March and July. Head coach Mike Malone, in Denver’s first exhibition game before official regular-season games start yesterday and today, had Jokic running the point with a huge lineup including former injured 7-foot-2 center Bol Bol.

Bol scored double-digit points multiple times, although it’s difficult to see the son of Manute Bol making an immediate impact in the lineup as the rookie hasn’t played any official games yet.

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