New season presents new challenges for San Antonio Spurs

Sporting News

Mount Rushmore is missing, and now there's a fire in the souvenir shop. The brutal news Monday that San Antonio point guard Dejounte Murray had suffered a torn right ACL the day before in a preseason loss to Houston hit the team hard. Murray's on-the-job training last season got solid results (8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds per game and an All-Defensive second team nod), as the Spurs were looking to the 22-year-old to set a faster, more aggressive pace for 2018-19 while serving as the point of their defensive spear. Now Murray's season presumably is over. Veteran Patty Mills and second-year guard Derrick White will likely fill Murray's spot. And coming on the heels of top draft pick Lonnie Walker IV's

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