Spurs have decided to trade Murray as a replacement for the Atlanta Hawks danilo gallinariThree prospective first-round picks, and one prospective first-round pick swap.
Throughout the week, we’ve heard that Murray’s departure from the Spurs was inevitable but that his final destination was in the dark.
However, his name has been linked to the Hawks for a while, so it’s not surprising to hear that the deal finally worked out together.
San Antonio I love you forever…..🖤 thank you @spurs And the whole city to believe in me and hug me from day one. I want to write a whole book but it is not easy. We are family and it’s always going to be bigger than basketball!!! pic.twitter.com/wMrmZanTbj
— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) 30 June 2022
For his part, Murray posted a heartfelt, emotional message for the only city in which he has played professional ball.
“San Antonio I love you forever,” Murray said.
He continued: “Thank you @spurs and the whole city for believing in me and hugging me from day one. I’ve wanted to write an entire book but it ain’t easy. We’re family and it’s always going to be bigger than basketball. Is !!!”
Are there big things ahead for Murray?
There is every reason to believe that the answer is a resounding yes.
Murray and Young
The inclusion of Murray on the Hawks is very exciting for Atlanta fans.
Already some analysts say the team now has one of the best backcourts in the East.
Sure, Murray improves the team tremendously in some big ways: Murray led the league in steals last season and is one of the greatest perimeter defenders around.
he’s going to help Trey Young And will improve the formidable defense of the Hawks.
Plus, he’s playing at the peak of his powers: he scored 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists in a game during last season and made his first All-Star appearance.
There’s no denying that this is a huge win for the Hawks and could return them to the Eastern Conference Finals.