3 Players Who've Made a Case to Be Spurs For Life

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Dejounte Murray Could Be the Next Spurs Lifer

Dejounte Murray is now an NBA All-Star. His selection was well deserved, and Murray is blossoming into one of the best players in the entire league. Murray leads the NBA in steals, is one of the top rebounding guards in the league, and is fourth in the league in assists per game.

If any other player was dominating every aspect of the game the way Dejounte Murray is, he would be in the MVP conversation.

Murray is a prime example of a home-grown product. He was drafted as a raw prospect in the late first round as an experiment, suffered a brutal ACL tear in his third year, and has worked his way back up to being the best player the Spurs have had since Tim Duncan (no, I’m not forgetting anyone, I swear).

He is the face of the franchise, regarded as one of the best guards in the game, and is most fans’ favorite player.

It would appear that Murray is untradeable by the front office, which is a very, very, good thing. The Spurs have made it clear this is his team and are slowly getting him the weapons he needs to win, so there isn’t a reason he would want to sign elsewhere. He can get as much money as he wants where he is and San Antonio will happily bring in guys he wants to play with if that ever becomes an issue. 

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In terms of current Spurs, Dejounte Murray is the number one priority when it comes to keeping players around long term. If all goes well, number five will soon be hanging up in the rafters with other legends, and Murray will be another great player who spent his entire successful career in San Antonio.