After stealing an inbounds pass and draining three clutch free throws to propel the Nuggets into an unlikely overtime victory, Jamal Murray was without a doubt the hero for the Denver Nuggets last night in one of the craziest games of the year.
In a very well-timed article, Dime Magazine has released an interview with Murray which provides fantastic insight into the mind of Murray. Murray opens up on his role as a starting point guard:
“There’s a lot of situations when things are happening really fast,” he says. “You have to make a good decision and see things before they happen. That’s the best part, where you’re so clear you can see things in a different light.”
On balancing scoring and passing:
“I have to think score and pass at the same time,” Murray said. “It comes with picking your spots, reading the defense and just being more precise. There’s nights when it’s not your night. But I believe in my ability in just being smart with the ball, limiting my turnovers and improving my consistency, rebounding and defense. It just comes with experiences and playing more.”
And on paying attention to what others say about him:
“I came from Canada. I’ve always been underrated and under-appreciated. I don’t worry about whether people talk about me or not. I just go out there and play my game.”
The entire piece contains some fun nuggets about Murray’s meditation, diet and childhood, and how he’s growing into a reliable player for the Nuggets. Definitely check it out!