Report: Murray agrees to max extension with Nuggets

NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 12:51 PM
Report: Murray agrees to max extension with Nuggets
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 3: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against the Sacramento Kings on January 3, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

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After coming within a game of the Western Conference finals, Denver is reportedly ensuring its young core remains intact.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the Nuggets have come to terms on a five-year, $170 million extension for Jamal Murray. The seventh overall pick in the 2016 Draft, Murray averaged career-highs in points (18.2), rebounds (4.2) and assists (4.8) per game last season.

Murray (22) joins Nikola Jokic (24) and Gary Harris (24) as young, key players that Denver has under contract for the foreseeable future. The Nuggets extended the Portland Trail Blazers to Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals, the end of the franchise's first postseason appearance since 2013.

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