2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images /
75 of 121
NBA free agency
Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images /

Jamal Murray: 5 years, $170 million (Denver Nuggets)

It may seem like a reach to pay an up-and-down youngster this much money, but Jamal Murray has legitimate star upside. While he was all over the map during his first venture into the postseason, when Murray was on, he was a legitimate showstopper.

As he hones in on his consistency and grows more familiar with the highs and lows of NBA playoff basketball, Murray has a chance to be a lightning rod scorer and deadly 3-point weapon. The Denver Nuggets saw plenty of that during the regular season too, like when he approached 50 points twice.

Murray is only 22 years old, he just posted 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game on 36.7 percent shooting from 3 in his third season, and as he improves as a more efficient scorer and playmaker, he should quickly live up to the value of this deal.

Grade: A-