Ranking former Spurs by who will shine brightest in the 2023 Playoffs

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2. Dejounte Murray

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Dejounte Murray was poised to be the starting point guard for the Spurs for the next decade, but a pivot was necessary once the Hawks threw a barrage of picks at San Antonio. It was an offer General Manager Brian Wright could not refuse, considering the Spurs were nowhere near contention at the time despite Murray's 21.1 points and 9.2 assists per game. 

The Hawks squeaked into the playoffs as the seventh seed after beating Miami in a play-in game, and now the true test of worth comes into play. The Heat knocked Atlanta out of the playoffs last season. A big reason for the 4-1 gentleman's sweep was the lack of playmakers and ballhandling. Trae Young couldn't do everything on his own, and now he will not have to. One thing about Murray, he does not shy away from the moment