Hawks G Dejounte Murray agrees to 4-year, $120M extension after 1 season with team

The Atlanta Hawks apparently liked what they saw from Dejounte Murray.

Murray and the Hawks are finalizing a four-year, $120 million max extension with a player option after his first season with the team, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Murray was heading into the final season of the four-year, $64 million deal he signed with the San Antonio Spurs, in which he held a cap hit of $18.2 million for 2023-24.

The Hawks acquired Murray in a blockbuster trade last offseason, parting with three first-round picks plus a pick swap for the All-Star guard. The move gave star point guard Trae Young a backcourt counterpart with significant defensive bona fides, something Young was admittedly lacking, and another player through whom the offense could run.

Murray held up his end of the bargain, though that didn't prevent a rough season for Atlanta. Murray averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 34.4% from 3-point range for the 41-41 Hawks. His first season ended with a first-round exit against the Boston Celtics after a play-in game win over the Miami Heat.

Murray remained an obvious member of the Hawks' core, despite those struggles, and now it looks like he'll be sticking around for the foreseeable future.