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Ten things I like and don't like, including All-Star rule madness

It's that time:

Murray is perhaps the league's most important swing player over the next three seasons. If he becomes an All-Star, the Nuggets could contend for a long time. If he tops out below that, Denver has more work to do.

He's fascinating right now -- young, inconsistent, prone to bouts of self-doubt, and a threat to snap out of them at any moment with an incandescent explosion. He attempts five 3-pointers and 11 2-pointers per game. When Denver and Murray are both fully optimized, that ratio will probably tilt a little more toward 3s.

There are discrete scenarios when Murray should let it fly more.