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San Antonio Spurs: Dejounte Murray had quite an active July

By Rob Wolkenbrod
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 25: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs gestures during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Spurs defeated the Cavaliers 110-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 25: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs gestures during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Spurs defeated the Cavaliers 110-94. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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While in the offseason for the San Antonio Spurs, Dejounte Murray had quite the active month of July.

Dejounte Murray closed his second season with the San Antonio Spurs, but the most impactful of the two. He played at the NBA level for the entire 2017-18 campaign, unlike his rookie season, which was split between San Antonio and the G League’s Austin Spurs.

Murray will walk into the 2018-19 season as the starting point guard, but that does not mean the work stops there, with everything of his that went on social media in July. He balled out in semi-pro basketball games, creating some online highlights to resonate for the next few months.

It started with a highlight video Murray posted on his Twitter, as he put on a shooting clinic and displayed some flashy moves for a crowd of supporters.

I’m Chasing Greatness And Anybody That Comes In Between That CAN GET IT, I’m On A Mission, Shoutout To Tacoma And My Mans @AWProductions_ ?? pic.twitter.com/yBErKvDKNl

— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) July 4, 2018

To follow, Murray working on his outside jump shot in this video went online. Another indication of progress in offseason training.

This wrapped up at a The Crawsover pro-am game, with high-flying moves and more evidence of his shooting skill.

Spurs @DejounteMurray in his ?at @thecrawsover @spurs pic.twitter.com/0FEWphq1yw

— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 29, 2018

However, to close the month, Murray revealed his daughter on Instagram and received overwhelming support:

I Ain’t Hiding My Daughter From The World, I Was Hiding The World From My Daughter. I Just Want To Show Off My Beautiful Princess And Show How Thankful I Am For Her. Through All The Court Battles, Headaches And Non sense daddy has to go through just to see you is insane, but daddy is going to fight and fight and be the best father ever to you and make sure you never want for anything baby girl. Thanks to my support system, My Lawyers, My Future Wife and Family have been playing a big role in keeping me focused and just supporting me!! ???❤? #Happy1stBirthdayRiley ? #RNLM ?

A post shared by Dejounte Murray (@dejountemurray) on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:47pm PDT

It was an active month for Murray, who took over Spurs social media to showcase his summer and what’s to come in year three. If that shooting ability translates to live NBA action, and if Spurs coach Gregg Popovich allows it, this could be a positive continuation of his young career.

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As noted, Murray will reclaim the starting point guard spot in the 2018-19 season, after taking it from the now departed Tony Parker. It’s a sign of change for an increasingly young organization, so let’s see how the Washington product follows up on an improved sophomore year and display himself as a main member of this franchise’s core.

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