You could call the 2021-22 season either a success or failure for the Denver Nuggets. For some, they defied the odds and made the playoffs thanks to the on-court excellence of their two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.
For others, it’s a failure due to their quick first-round exit against the Golden State Warriors.
While it is clear that Murray will return to the backcourt in a starting role, the person that will be starting alongside him is not. There are multiple players that are currently on the team that have a valid argument for why they should start alongside him.
Each player brings something different to the table, and it is a decision that Michael Malone the Nuggets will have to think about during the offseason and during training camp.
Here are the best options that the Nuggets have to start in the backcourt alongside their returning star guard.