Spurs: Two areas of improvement for Dejounte Murray
Dejounte Murray is on the cusp of stardom with the San Antonio Spurs
Now that the San Antonio Spurs have been graced with Dejounte Murray's presence for four seasons, not counting the year he spent recovering from his torn ACL, it's beginning to become much more clear on how good of a player he is actually becoming. Being that he had a full offseason to improve his game and that he came into the 2021 season with no minute restrictions, this was the time to show Spurs fans what he's made of.
I'm very pleased to report that Murray took full advantage of the 2021 regular season and had himself a bit of a breakout year. He finished his season recording 15.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in a season where a lot was asked of him on both sides of the floor. There are many reasons to be optimistic about what the future holds for Dejounte.
Other than what Murray tangibly provided his team with on the court, he's also molded himself into an increasingly vocal leader for the Spurs, especially within the young core. It's worth keeping in mind that Murray is still only 24-years-old and that his best years on the court are still more than likely ahead of him barring any serious injuries. The way in which he's backed up his own words on the court though is what has made him truly remarkable as of late.
Being that Murray may have the best odds at this point of becoming a future All-Star for the Spurs, here we'll discuss what Dejounte will need to accomplish in order to reach that level of NBA royalty. If he manages to improve on these two components of his game, Dejounte may be heading for stardom sooner rather than later.