Insider further details Spurs' asking price for Dejounte Murray
By Josh Paredes
If the San Antonio Spurs are going to unexpectedly part with Dejounte Murray, it's going to take a hefty haul from another team.
Late Wednesday night, a report came to light that the Spurs were fielding offers on their latest NBA All-Star, with the Atlanta Hawks being the only specific team mentioned in talks. The only player named from Atlanta in the Bleacher Report article was John Collins, who has frequently been linked as a target for San Antonio in the past.
"It would take a Jrue-Holiday-like package for the Spurs to move on from their 25-year-old point guard," wrote Fischer. In that deal, the New Orleans Pelicans received a 1st-round pick, two future unprotected 1st-round picks, and two pick swaps.
No further specifics were provided in the report, but Hawks beat writer for The Athletic, Chris Kirschner, stated what he's been hearing the asking price for Murray is on Twitter Spaces Wednesday night:
Beat writer reveals rumored asking price from Spurs
"It's not just going to be John Collins," said Kirschner. "We're talking about multiple picks, potentially another young player in the deal. It'll be a significant deal if something goes down."
Considering the original premise that it would take a Holiday-esque haul to deal Murray, that assessment makes perfect sense. The Hawks are currently set to select 16th and 44th in the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Any of those could be in play, and they still possess their own 1st-round draft picks over the next six years.
If Atlanta or any other team wants to play ball, it's not going to come cheap, but I wouldn't put it past a team to come up with something tempting for a man of Murray's talents. It's going to be a very interesting offseason in San Antonio.