— RealGM (@RealGM) November 16, 2017
How stupid are the Nuggets? They could have had a group of Jokic, Millsap, and Irving this season among others. Jamal Murray is currently averaging 13.2 PPG, 2.4 APG, and 2.6 RPG. In a nutshell, all he gives you is scoring. Score-only shooting guards are easily the most replaceable players in the NBA. You can grab someone like Sean Kilpatrick probably from the D-League and get you those numbers. To top it off, Denver has Will Barton, Wilson Chandler, and Mudiay who can score on the wing. What value does Murray bring Denver that made them back out? The answer is none. Kyrie and Jokic would have been LETHAL on the pick and roll. Their loss is the Celtics gain, because that Denver team would have been elite right out the gates.