Full disclosure: I thought it was a stupid question at first as well. But I wanted to take a deeper dive and it's a lot closer than I would have expected.Yes. If you're the Nuggets, who would you rather have and why?
you know diving into the stats, i see they are definitely a lot closer than I thought and almost identical in many ways. That being said because of the 4 year age difference right now I would still select Murray based on where he could potentially be in the next few years. With Jokic, the Nuggets also don't have to rely on the traditional point guard which is how i envision Spencer where Murray is more of a combo guard in my mind.Yes. If you're the Nuggets, who would you rather have and why?
This is where I ended up. Murray frustrates the hell out of me and for a "projected" Top 15 guard in this league, you just can't have 4 pt, 4 ast, 4 reb nights on a semi-regular basis. My huge fear is that he pulls one of those in a critical playoff situation. Just can't happen. I was full on "Team Mayor", but you're right in saying he just wouldn't be the right fit here at the moment despite what my heart wants. Still not sold on Murray, however.If we're talking about the Nuggets specifically, I don't think Spencer would play well off of Jokic, he doesn't play well when he isn't the primary ball-handler. I don't know how good of a defender Murray is but Spencer's pretty terrible on that end, I've never seen a man struggle with ball screens so much and he fouls a lot for a PG. I don't know, I think they're sort of fine in their roles as they are and I'm not sure how they'd fit outside of it, if you said I could drop Murray and take Dinwiddie for the Nuggets, I'd probably say no purely on who fits better. If the question is whether I'd want Spencer as my 6th man or Jamal as my starting PG, I'd take Spencer any day. I'm not sure I see either as the ideal PG of the future for any franchise, so on a pure ability and age perspective you'd probably have to go with Jamal but I hope his game matures over time.