Murray should move up Spurs' leaderboard in these 3 categories

By Sapphires Sealey
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Dejounte Murray is proving that can be the superstar the San Antonio Spurs need.

This past season, Murray averaged 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game. He received his first NBA All-Star selection and led the team to the Play-In Tournament. Although his season was cut short by a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Murray still managed to put up 16 points and nine rebounds in the elimination game.

If Murray continues to play at this level next season, he is set to move up the leaderboard in these three categories.

3. Total Points

In five seasons with the Spurs, Murray has surpassed expectations. He has shown improvement each season, and many have taken notice. "He's made a jump every year," Popovich said. Last season, Murray was averaging 15.7 points a game and this season his points per game jumped up by 5.4 points.

After the Spurs traded DeMar DeRozan to the Chicago Bulls, Murray stepped up and worked on improving his game. His perimeter shooting has become more efficient. His efficiency field goal percentage improved from 48.5 percent in the 2020-21 season to 50.0 percent this past season.

Murray has scored 3,993 total points throughout his NBA career with the Spurs. This places him at number 24th in franchise points. If he continues to play at an elite level, there is no doubt he can score 1,400 points next season and move up to 16th as soon as next season.