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Jamal Murray out, Nikola Jokic active for Friday’s game vs. Warriors

The Nuggets are dealing with injuries to star players again.

2022-23 Denver Nuggets Training Camp
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets practice during training camp on September 28, 2022 at LionTree Arena on the University of California San Diego campus in San Diego, California.
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Friday update: Murray has been ruled out, while Jokic will play. We’ll see if Murray can return to the floor Saturday against the Thunder.

The Denver Nuggets are dealing with more than just a bitter taste in their mouth after a shocking loss to the Utah Jazz to open the season. Jamal Murray is questionable for Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors due to injury management, while Nikola Jokic is listed as probable with a finger injury. It’s important to note Murray did exit Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury before returning to the floor.

Murray was already going to be on a minutes restriction even if he was 100%, so he’s going to be limited in some fashion Friday. Jokic will probably play through the pain, although he could also see a cap on his minutes.

Bones Hyland, Bruce Brown and DeAndre Jordan should have bigger roles Friday, with the first two guys having a higher ceiling due to Murray being less likely to play. Hyland is likely the better pickup in fantasy/DFS contests.