Jamal Murray has had a busy offseason as the sophomore guard has been traveling the world all while working to overcome the surgery to repair his core muscles in preparation for the upcoming season. Most recently, Murray was back home in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada to put on a basketball clinic for local children, and while there Donnovan Bennett of Canada’s Sportsnet caught up with the Nuggets guard for a Q&A.
Highlights from the interview include being involved in trade rumors:
SN: This is your first experience with the crazy NBA off-season and rumour mill. How are you handling it?
Murray: It’s different knowing I could be in Cleveland right now. I could be in Minnesota. I could be anywhere in a couple days. It’s kind of nerve wracking because you don’t know what’s going on and there are so many rumours. I just have to stay ready and prepared for any opportunity.
And what Murray is looking forward to the most this next season:
SN: What are you looking forward to this upcoming season?
Murray: I’m excited to be healthy. I think that’s the biggest thing. Last year wasn’t the best in terms of my health. This year it’s going to be a lot of fun just to be able to move and do what I do like I used to without any pain.
Murray also talks about improving his game, communicating with his teammates during the offseason, his travels around the world this summer, and his new diet (partially inspired by Wilson Chandler).
Check out the rest of the interview on Sportsnet, it’s a good one!