On Tuesday morning, an MRI confirmed what was feared as soon as Murray went down in pain late in Monday night's loss to the Golden State Warriors: He suffered an ACL tear when his left knee buckled on the play, ending Murray's season.
The injury comes just as the Nuggets, who had gone 7-2 since adding Aaron Gordon to their lineup via a deadline trade, were establishing themselves as contenders to win the Western Conference. How will Denver respond to the loss of its high-scoring young guard? And when can we expect to see Murray back on the court? Let's break it down.