Northwest Notes: Porter, Murray, Wolves, Jazz

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said he considers expanding Michael Porter Jr.‘s role “everyday”

“I really do,” Malone said (via Mike Singer of The Denver Post). “We met as a staff yesterday and today, this morning prior to shootaround, when you’re 1-4 [over the last five games] and your offense is kind of holding you back, you have to have all options on the table.”

Heading into the night, Porter was averaging just 8.6 minutes per game and has appeared in just 10 contests for Denver.

Here’s more from the Northwest Division:

  • Jamal Murray left the Nuggets‘ contest tonight with a torso injury, Singer tweets. The point guard injured himself during a collision with Ben Simmons. There’s no word yet on the severity of the ailment.
  • Matt John of Basketball Insiders examines whether the Timberwolves will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Minnesota would like to add more talent, though its hard to envision the team making a substantial trade without including one of its core pieces.
  • The Jazz remain buyers and could certainly use some help after a disappointing start to the 2019/20 campaign, John writes in the same piece. Utah’s bench has struggled and adding depth could be the key to turning around the club’s season.
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5 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Porter, Murray, Wolves, Jazz

  1. IslandFlava

    MPJ is such a beast! In this Denver team he should be playing 20-25 minutes at least… If they are not, just trade him to a team that will play him!

  2. Jason Lancaster

    Nuggets have to do something to streamline the rotation. Shipping out 2-3 young players for draft picks and expiring contracts seems like the right move.

  3. x%sure

    Wroter John is another who says that CP is a burden to OKC, but CP has been a fine leader oncourt and off. The three big-salary players all have PERs of 20 or 21; that’s what they are supposed to do!

    The team plays hard and has been winning, 11-12 now in the WC. They are not clogged with guards, just 3 good ones. If they had a good 3, they could be contenders.

    Terrance Ferguson is the problem as always and Bazley should be in the GLeague. Why rotate him like a desperate losing team? Ferguson is the old man at 21 lol.

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