Steve Kerr describes Jamal Murray’s shooting as reminiscent of Stephen Curry
The Denver Nuggets’ 21-year-old combo guard Jamal Murray is unquestionably one of the fastest rising stars in the league today. So much so, that Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has given the youngster arguably the highest type of praise he could send out.
According to the three-time NBA champion coach, he sees some similarities in Murray’s shooting and that of one of, if not the greatest shooters of all time — Stephen Curry.
“Jamal Murray is on his way to becoming one of those guys,” Kerr said, via Sopan Deb of The New York Times. He shoots it, catch-and-shoot, or off the dribble, like Steph.”
That’s a pretty awesome comparison coming from a man who has been a first-hand witness of Curry’s rise to attaining the legendary status he enjoys today. Kerr himself is in the upper echelon of coaches in the league, and he possesses an unmistakable vision in terms of seeing the potential in young guys. His high praise for Murray here is certainly something everyone should take notice of.
Just in his third season in the league, Murray established himself as one of the most dangerous scoring guards in the entire NBA. The 6-foot-4 Kentucky alumni averaged career-best marks across the board with 18.2 points (on 43.7 percent shooting), 2.0 three-pointers, 4.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks per contest.
The future is bright for this highly-talented youngster, and if we were to believe Kerr’s assessment here, then Murray could well be on his way to becoming one of the all-time best shooters in the league once he hits his prime.