Jamal Murray was one of the best young guards in the league in 2021. But can he return to form and become an All-Star for the first time in 2023?
Even though the NBA All-Star game is mostly just for show, and by no means an indicator of how talented a player truly is or how much they mean to their respective franchise. It’s still an important accolade that we use to measure NBA players nevertheless.
Whenever you mention an NBA great, one of the first things you place next to their name is how many All-Star appearances they’ve had. While there are still far more meaningful awards in the NBA. Like the MVP, making an All-NBA team, or winning an NBA championship. Becoming an All-Star is still an important piece of a player’s resume that we can use to match up with current and former legends of the game.
For the Denver Nuggets, they already have the reigning Most Valuable Player of the league, Nikola Jokic. Who feels like a lock to clinch his fifth All-Star appearance in 2023. However, could the Mile High City bolster two All-Stars next season?
Jamal Murray has yet to make an All-Star team, an All-NBA team, or win any major individual award for that matter since getting drafted back in 2016. However, he’s arguably in the best position of any player in the league to become an All-Star for the first time in 2023.
Here are 3 reasons why.