The point guard position will be one of the Denver Nuggets’ main headaches this season. The serious injury suffered by Jamal Murray last April will force the Colorado franchise to extend the adjustments made to the new course.
Facundo Campazzo took over the position of point-guard starter during the final stretch of last season and the playoffs. However, Mike Malone’s plan will change as of October 21, the day on which the Nuggets will officially start the 2021-22 campaign.
As reported by the journalist of the Denver Post Mike Singer, el head coach He has complete confidence in the skills of Monte Morris, who he will position as the point guard who is part of the Nuggets’ starting lineup. “It’s just a matter of Morris playing aggressive and confident, with that attacking mentality,” said Malone. «Be more vocal to lead your team. It is not easy, especially when you play with the current MVP. And sometimes I say, ‘Hey, tell Nikola where you want him. That’s your job as a base. ‘ And I think he’s embracing it. “
There is currently no set schedule for Murray’s return. The most optimistic forecasts place his return around February, although it is very likely that he will miss the entire regular season. Thus, the Nuggets’ Plan B would point, at least for now, to Monte Morris as his replacement in the starting five.
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