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Denver Nuggets star makes concerning FIBA World Cup move

There’s one less NBA star competing in the FIBA World Cup. Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray is withdrawing from the competition, as he needs “additional recovery” after a long grueling championship season, according to Canada Basketball.

“When I came into training camp, I wanted to see how my body would respond after a long and demanding season and if I would be physically able to compete at the highest level required for the World Cup,” Murray said in a statement, per Canada Basketball. “In consultation with medical staff and the team, it is clear that additional recovery is required, and I have made the difficult decision to not participate in the tournament.