San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray spent time practicing with Isaiah Thomas on Friday.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray revealed on social media he has been working out with Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas. Murray posted these photos on his Twitter Friday afternoon:
— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) August 12, 2017
Murray reportedly worked out with star forward Kawhi Leonard, too, earlier this summer.
He also posted photos on his Instagram:
Murray and Thomas worked out together in Washington and both are alumni of the University of Washington. Thomas played for the Huskies from 2008 to 2011 while Murray played there from 2015 to 2016.
To see Murray working out with the two-time all-star has to be encouraging for Spurs fans. With Tony Parker out until likely January or February, Murray could use all the extra help he can get this offseason. The now second-year pro stepped up when Parker went down in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets coming off the bench.
Together with Patty Mills and rookie Derrick White, Murray is expected to help San Antonio hold down the position at point guard until Parker is ready to return. At six-foot-five, he can also line up at shooting guard if San Antonio goes to a smaller lineup.
Murray played sparingly during his rookie season last year, only averaging 3.4 PPG, 1.1 RPG, and 1.3 APG. During the 2017 Summer League he averaged 5.5 PPG, 5 RPG, 4.5 APG, and shot 17.6% from the field.
Thomas is not the only star player Murray has spent time with this offseason. During the Summer League Tournament, he was seen hanging out courtside with LeBron James and Ben Simmons, who was drafted in the first round of the 2016 draft with him. Who knows who Murray will be spending time with during the offseason next?