Ranking six former Spurs based on the likelihood of a reunion

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#3: Dejounte Murray 

Despite throwing some shots on his way out the door, Dejounte Murray isn't the former Spur least likely to rejoin the team in the future. Murray was traded to Atlanta last summer for a haul that included three first-round picks—two of them unprotected—and a pick swap. That trade also helped the team bottom out, allowing the Spurs to become bad enough to have a shot at the number one pick.

Considering that they drafted Wembanyama, I'd say that deal worked out incredibly well for the team but less so for Murray. The Hawks have been dysfunctional, so much so that they are reportedly open to trading star Trae Young and even Murray himself. Of the two all-stars, Murray appears to be the one most likely on his way out of town since he could demand $200 million on his next contract and will be an unrestricted free agent after next season.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where Atlanta ponys up and pays their backcourt around $90 million on average for at least three seasons beginning in 2024. That's all well and good, but how does that affect San Antonio? Aside from improving the picks Atlanta traded, San Antonio could have max cap space next offseason, even with Wembanyama, depending on what they do this summer.

Murray obviously isn't a max player, as he will soon find out. Still, there is perhaps a non-zero chance that he decides to return to the franchise that made him a star and be the point guard that the team needs to feed their new franchise player the ball. It's crazy, but maybe.