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Murray should move up Spurs' leaderboard in these 3 categories

By Sapphires Sealey
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2. Assists per game

Murray currently averages 4.8 assists per game. Per NBA.com, he is currently 9th in assists per game for the franchise behind Mike Gale. When Murray first took over as the starting point guard for the Spurs in 2019, he had a few problems with turnovers, but he has since worked on that part of his game and gone on to be a great facilitator. This past season, Murray averaged 9.2 assists a game.

“He does a great job, honestly, getting us all involved,” Bryn Forbes said in Murray's early days. “I enjoy being on the court with him, him pushing us in transition, finding us in transition. That’s something he’s very good at. He’s becoming a really good facilitator.”

This season, fans got to witness Murray's passing on full display. In a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Murray had a triple-double, but what stood out most were his 14 assists. One of those assists was an in-between-the-legs pass to Drew Eubanks for a dunk.

Murray is only one-tenth of an assist below Gale on the leaderboard, so he should pass him up next season. If he averages what he did last season again, he should also catch Alvin Robertson at 7th with 5.4 per game. Murray is also number 15 with 1,540 total assists and needs 339 more to crack the top 10.

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