Nuggets Look Forward to Seeing Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray for Playoffs


The Nuggets will likely enter the 2021-22 post season as either the five or six seed, battling Dallas for the higher seed.

It has been nearly five months since Michael Porter Jr. was ruled as out, leaving the game with a back injury after playing the Houston Rockets on November 6th.

All-Star Jamal Murray has been out since April, after tearing his ACL.

The Nuggets looked nearly unstoppable with a full roster in April of last year, they won seven straight after acquiring Aaron Gordon.

The Nuggets were then down two very young all stars, and turned to the former MVP to help carry out the then very long season. The Nuggets prevailed, after having a rough patch in the month of November, going 6-15, the Nuggets have only tallied ten losses since and put on a whopping 3o wins.

Former MVP Nikola Jokic has carried Denver these last five months, averaging 26 points, nearly 14 rebounds and almost eight assists. He leads the NBA in triple doubles, with 14, and has another shot at MVP. He is only seven away from tying Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 78. If he surpasses this he will be six in all time triple doubles.

Michael Porter Jr. will likely return in the next week or two, as his timeline is more predictable because his injury is easier to gage. He will likely be cleared for on court contact as early as next week.

Murray’s injury is harder to get a read on, as no two ACL tears are the exact same, however the recovery time for it takes genuinely around a year.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick stated that “there is a strong sense within Denver’s locker room that they’ll both be back in time for the playoffs. If not sooner.”

With a win over the Golden State Warriors on the 7th, the Nuggets are carrying a lot of momentum into the rest of the season, they face off against Sacramento tonight.