The trade rumors involving San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Dejounte Murray have been one of the hottest topics of conversation in the league leading up to and following the 2022 NBA Draft this past Thursday. Murray is coming off an All-Star season that saw him reach near triple-double averages of 21.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.3 assists while leading the NBA in steals.
The NBA world is alive with rumors of an eventual San Antonio Spurs - Atlanta Hawks trade happening involving Spurs' Dejounte Murray. And things really heated up when Atlanta's WSB Sports Director, Zach Klein, tweeted that the Hawks and Spurs are on the "verge" of closing a deal sending Murray to Atlanta in exchange for forward Danilo Gallinari and multiple draft picks. But is any rumored deal dependent on Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich?
Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 NBA draft, teams are turning their eyes towards free agency to fill out their rosters. The San Antonio Spurs have the ability to free up enough cap space to be major players in free agency, but it is important that they don’t overplay their hand by committing long-term money to players who won’t move the needle or who may impede the development of the young roster.