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Thursday Quickies: Jamal Murray Gets Paid Edition

It’s been a good week for the former Wildcat

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A couple weeks ago, reports came out that Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets had reached an agreement on an extension that would make Jamal Murray the highest-paid Canadian in the league.

Yesterday, that contract was officially signed, and Murray signed his name to a contract that will pay him $170 million.

Here’s how the contract breaks down year-to-year:

2020/21 - $29.25 million

2021/22 - $31.59 million

2022/23 - $33.93 million

2023/24 - $36.27 million

2024/25 - $36.61 million

Murray definitely came into his own last season, averaging a little more than 18 points per game and 4 assists while showing the lethal three-point shooting ability he displayed in Lexington.

Denver has a nice group of young players and it’s clear they believe Murray can be a leader on a team that has plans to contend in the Western Conference now and in the future.

Congrats to Jamal!

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Quickies

The top 10 best non-game moments of the Cal era - Herald Leader

Hoops for Haiti is definitely #1.

How will Sawyer Smith fit at Kentucky? - Herald Leader

Smith is one of several transfer QBs in the SEC.

Kentucky beats out Michigan State, others for three-star cornerback - Cats Pause

Solid get for the Cats.

A deeper look at Carrington Valentine - KSR

The athleticism and speed jump out immediately.

Kentucky Fan Day set for Aug. 3 - KSR

Mark your calendars.

Josh Forrest implicated in federal drug trafficking case - 247 Sports

Forrest hasn’t been charged yet, but not a good look.

Zion’s shoe deal reportedly the largest ever for a rookie - ESPN

Zion going to be getting a big check.

Steve Kerr says Anthony Davis trade bad for the league - ESPN

Kerr didn’t like how Davis exited from New Orleans.

Winners and losers from the college football transfer portal - Yahoo

Neal Brown’s WVU and Louisville both end up on the losers list.

Training Camp roundup from around the NFL - Bleacher Report

Failed tests, holdouts, and Jalen Ramsey showing up in an armored truck.

Titans make Byard richest safety in the league - Yahoo

It’s a good day to be Kevin Byard.

PAC-12 says they’re exploring morning kickoffs - Sports Illustrated

Maybe the rest of America will actually be able to watch those games.

Kanter forced to cancel basketball camp due to Turkish threats - Sports Illustrated

Crazy and sad.