Is ex Spurs player signaling a desire for a reunion with San Antonio?

Former Spurs player Dejounte Murray uses social media to send messages, if you read between the lines and the San Antonio Spurs should be paying attention.
Lonnie Walker, Dejounte Murray, Trey Lyle, Demar Derozan, Bryn Forbes
Lonnie Walker, Dejounte Murray, Trey Lyle, Demar Derozan, Bryn Forbes / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages

The 2-1-0 may be ground zero for a glitch in the matrix. It is starting to feel like Brian Windhorst was right about San Antonio becoming a destination city. Until transactions start happening, everything is speculation, but Alamo City has been linked to what feels like every possible free agent or trade target imaginable. That has never been the case before, no matter how much capital the Spurs had to work with.

Fans are already familiar with the reports that Trae Young is intrigued by playing with Victor Wembanyama, but he doesn't seem to be the only one on his team.

Dejounte Murray is intentional with social media

If you have followed Dejounte Murray's use of social media throughout his career, you would know that he has often used it to send messages. There is always a possibility that this was a simple acknowledgment to Victor Wembanyama for his accomplishment. But when you realize that Murray has not sent a congratulatory tweet to a single NBA award winner since he's been in the NBA, you have to consider other factors that may be at play.

The Hawks have been in trade rumors since the conversation around the trade deadline began during the regular season. They are in a unique place with two former all-star guards on their roster and possession of the number one overall pick. The likely route for them is to rebuild, which would mean trading at least one but probably both of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

Fans have been at odds over whether the Spurs should use some of their assets to acquire Trae Young. The most common concerns expressed among detractors have been about his size and lack of defensive capabilities. Dejounte Murray does not have either of those concerns and even if his defense has slipped in the last couple of seasons, Coach Gregg Popovich could surely get him to return to the level he was when he made the second All-Defense team.

His three-point shooting has taken a significant jump, making him a valuable floor spacer for Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell. He rebounds very well for a guard and can throw outlet passes to the Alien for easy buckets. Murray's game fits perfectly with what the Spurs are building. If he is available, with a desire to return to the Silver and Black, the front office would be negligent if they didn't strongly consider it.

That's the hope, Dejounte.