3. Dejounte Murray
Murray was an All-Star with the Spurs in 2022 as he led the league in steals. The 6’5 guard played so well that San Antonio traded him to the Hawks for four first-round draft picks. Atlanta dreamed of a star backcourt, but things have not worked out. Murray is back on the trade block (subscription required), and the Hawks reportedly want two first-rounders in return.
Could the Spurs reacquire Murray? It is not out of the question. The 6’5 guard is at his best as the team’s primary ball-handler. He would get that opportunity in the Alamo and head coach Gregg Popovich would have him locked back in on the defensive end.
Murray’s age and 3-point shooting would likely be the Spurs' biggest worries. He is just entering his prime at 27 and should be elite for the next five years. San Antonio does not have to worry about an immediate drop-off. The 6’5 guard is a career 34.5 percent shooter from long range but has been inconsistent. Murray should get plenty of open looks as Victor Wembanyama draws the defense and he is shooting 38.3 percent from three this season.
The San Antonio Spurs are interested in a reunion with Dejounte Murray, but it may be another Hawks point guard who is the ideal fit.