7 Veteran trade candidates worth Spurs acquiring for multiple draft picks

The Spurs may try to pull off a blockbuster trade before the 2024 NBA Draft.
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5. Dejounte Murray

Spurs fans know what Murray can do. They drafted him at 29th overall in 2016 and helped him blossom into an All-Star. Murray averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game in 2022. San Antonio traded him to the Hawks for three first-round picks plus a swap just after his All-Star campaign, but things did not go as planned in Atlanta.

The fit next to Trae Young was never perfect. Atlanta was bounced in the first round of the playoffs last year and never made it out of the Play-In Tournament in 2024. Murray has averaged over 20 points per game and improved his shooting, but never feels optimized on the Hawks.

Atlanta explored his market before the trade deadline and is expected to shop him again after winning the draft lottery. The Hawks cannot run it back with Murray and Young. If Atlanta decides to rebuild, trading Murray back to San Antonio to recoup their drat capital is the Hawks’ best bet.

The San Antonio Spurs should be willing to give them multiple picks to get Dejounte Murray. They desperately need a standout point guard, and the 27-year-old is in his prime. San Antonio would quickly vault up the standings, and Murray could help Victor Wembanyama take his game to the next level.