Mudiay, who Denver chose seventh overall in 2015, began last season as the starter but injured his back in January. By the time Mudiay returned, he was third in the point-guard pecking order.
Connelly did not say what the surgery will repair. But earlier this month, Altitude's Chris Dempsey reported that Murray played this season with a sports hernia.
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"The Nuggets are quietly exploring what they might get for Emmanuel Mudiay and multiple picks, sources say, but they're in no rush to move Mudiay," Lowe wrote.
Our first installment is a Jokic-to-Jamal-Murray sequence from Sunday.
Murray finished the game with five points and five assists in 17 minutes.
Jamal Murray was a team-best plus-13 for the game and said he felt comfortable playing there despite his reputation as a scorer.
But so far this season, Jokic is only receiving 23.9 minutes per game. On Wednesday, Nuggets coach Mike Malone indicated that that could be about to change.
Murray started his career 0-for-17 from the field. But in his last 14 games, he's averaging 13.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting from the field and 45.1 percent from 3, while also chipping in with 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 23.7 minutes per contest.
Jamal Murray is hitting his stride. The Nuggets rookie guard scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Denver's 110-107 win over the Chicago Bulls.
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He's sunk 25 of 57 field goals, including 13 of 31 3-pointers, since the Nuggets' Nov. 5 game against the Pistons.
The Denver Nuggets' 2016-17 season is still in its infancy, but already the team is beaten up.
Murray, the No. 7 selection in the NBA Draft, learned the technique from his father.
Murray, who the Nuggets took with the No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, has 12-1 odds.
Murray knocked down 40.8 percent of his 3's last season at Kentucky.
Rebuilding can be a painful process, but it's a lot more interesting for a Denver Nuggets team that has proven it can do well in the NBA Draft.