Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray doubtful vs. Suns


Nuggets coach Michael Malone called franchise cornerstones Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray doubtful for Monday’s preseason exhibition game against Phoenix as both work their way back from their respective wrist and hamstring injuries.

Jokic participated in most of practice on Sunday, but the team opted to hold him out of the contact portion so as to avoid any unnecessary risk. He underwent an MRI for his sprained right wrist that didn’t show anything alarming.

Murray left Friday night’s game late in the first half at Chicago and went through “very little” of practice, according to Malone. The  Nuggets plan to be cautious with him as he ramps up his workload amid his return from left ACL surgery.

“I wouldn’t say long-term concern with what happened in Chicago, but, yeah, there’s long-term concern in terms of how we approach the day-to-day and being smart, being prudent,” Malone said.


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