The Spurs Are Rebuilding In A Massive Way After Trading All-Star Dejounte Murray To The Atlanta Hawks

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  • San Antonio Spurs PG Dejounte Murray took his game to the next level in 2021-22.
  • Murray became an NBA All-Star for the first time, averaging 21.1, 9.2 assists and 8.3 rebounds per game to go along with 2 steals per game.
  • Now the rising star is on the move, with San Antonio shipping him to the Atlanta Hawks for a boatload of draft picks as well as Danilo Gallinari.

Rumors have swirled around San Antonio Spurs rising star Dejounte Murray for much of the NBA offseason.

First he was connect with the Atlanta Hawks, then there was smoke surrounding the always interesting New York Knicks.

Ultimately, the Hawks offer won out.

The Spurs sent the 25-year-old point guard to Atlanta for a package surrounding Danilo Gallinari and a whole boat load of NBA Draft picks.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the trade, while colleague Zach Lowe provided clarification on the draft compensation.

The move gives the Hawks another All-Star to put next to burgeoning superstar Trae Young. But the fit is a bit questionable. Murray has shown to do his best work with the ball in his hands, similarly to Young, and shot just 32.7 percent from beyond the arc last season. That number rose slightly to 34.5 on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers.

Meanwhile, San Antonio gets a superstar haul back. Gallinari is a prime candidate for either a deadline trade our a buyout. The picks could be huge as the Spurs look to rebuild. They’ll have massive cap space moving forward and a small fortune of draft capital.

Fans React To Dejounte Murray Blockbuster Trade To Hawks

Fans of both teams seem to dig the move.

And Young seemed overjoyed to add another budding star in Atlanta.

Only time will tell which team, if any, will come away as a winner from the trade. But Atlanta just got far more interesting, as did the Spurs future.