The Nuggets may have missed the playoffs for a fifth consecutive year, but it was a memorable year on an individual level for several of its key players, including second-year guard Jamal Murray. Despite only playing 163 games through two seasons in the league, the 21 year old moved into 11th all-time in scoring among Canadian-born NBA players. His 2,143 career points put him ahead of Ernie Vandeweghe and behind the likes of Bob Houbregs, Cory Joseph, and Kelly Olynyk. Steve Nash ranks first with 17,387 points.
Originally selected seventh overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, Murray enjoyed a breakout season in 2017-2018. He averaged 16.7 points per game as opposed to 9.9 the season prior and improved his rebound and assist per game averages. Moreover, he became a more efficient shooter as his 3-point field goal percentage rose from 33 to 38 and his efficiency field goal percentage improved from 48 to 53.