Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs
October 18, 2019, 11:50 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored one point on 0-for-3 shooting while adding seven rebounds, three assists and two steals over 20 minutes in Friday's win over Memphis.
Derrick White also struggled in this one with two points (0-for-4 shooting), six rebounds, four assists one steal and one block in 19 minutes. The out-of-position rebounds and defense is nice from Murray and White, but the two will need to find a way to contribute consistently on offense if they're to reach their fantasy ceilings.
October 16, 2019, 10:25 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had his best game of the preseason on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points (8-of-11 shooting), four assists, three rebounds, a steal, two 3-pointers and no turnovers in 21 minutes.
Murray had yet to find his shot through the preseason thus far, but tonight's matchup against what was a lax Houston defense. Still, a night like this is exactly what he needs to regain some confidence after missing all of last year to injury. He's an interesting, albeit risky, choice in the later rounds of drafts.
October 15, 2019, 11:24 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Despite a looming deadline for 2016 first-round picks to sign contract extensions, the Spurs’ Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl say they aren’t worried about their futures.
The deadline is on October 21st, two days before the season opener and if Murray and Poeltl don’t sign extensions, they will enter the restricted free agent market in July 2020. Murray’s future value is largely based on potential, but the torn ACL that forced him to miss all of last season placed his future in doubt. The young point guard, who is represented by Rich Paul, is poised to recapture the form that earned him NBA All-Defense Second Team honors in 2017-18, when he became the only player in the league that season under 6’6” to record at least 400 rebounds, 90 steals and 30 blocks. Poeltl meanwhile is set to earn $3.75 million this season and his inability to stretch the floor in an age when big men routinely play on the perimeter put him in line at this point to receive a team-friendly deal.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
October 8, 2019, 10:43 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray shot 2-for-8 from the field for eight points, three rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's preseason loss to the Heat.
That's two preseason starts in a row for Murray, who tore his ACL last season. While his line showed some rust on Tuesday, Murray was a lot more efficient in Saturday's game (11 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals), which signifies a full recovery.
October 5, 2019, 11:24 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray started vs. the Magic in Saturday's 89-125 loss and looked solid as he put up 11 points (3-of-7 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes.
His minutes were managed here, but he did some good work while he was on the floor. He's got a nice bounce in his step, which hopefully means he's close to 100 percent after recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL last season. He's a nice bounce-back candidate this season who's a sneaky pick late in drafts.
October 5, 2019, 7:26 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray has been listed as a starter vs. the Magic.
This will be Murray's first NBA game since he tore his ACL almost a full year ago and there has been no set limitations. He has proven in the past to provide rebounds and steals, and has potential to expand his game. Look for him in the later middle-round picks in standard leagues.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
September 30, 2019, 9:12 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Greg Popovich said Monday that, while they'll be careful with Dejounte Murray (torn ACL) early, he'll have no specific limitations.
It's almost been a full year since Murray tore his ACL, and he was fully cleared about two months ago. We've seen enough players return from this injury to guess at how it might shake out. He's likely to return fully to his pre-injury form. However, it may not be a great bet that it happens in the first half of this season.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
August 10, 2019, 3:22 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray (torn ACL) announced on Friday that he's been fully cleared and will finish his summer with no limitations.
Murray is good to go after tearing his right ACL last preseason. The Spurs have a logjam at point guard but have a lethal defensive outfit with Murray and Derrick White, and both will be on the map as standard-league picks. It could become a very tight battle for lead guard minutes with Murray now having a month to work his way back into shape.
Source: Dejounte Murray on Twitter
July 29, 2019, 2:11 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray is reportedly making good progress in his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in the preseason last year.
A Spurs' team executive came out and said that "everything is looking good" when referring to Murray's recovery. Murray will likely not play in the preseason but he should be ready to suit up for the regular season. He was one of last season's biggest breakout picks and that hype should return to him if the good news keeps coming.
Source: Real GM
June 19, 2019, 7:54 pmDejounte MurrayG, San Antonio Spurs
Meeting with reporters on Wednesday, Dejounte Murray said he has begun 4-on-4 scrimmages and expressed confidence that he will be ready for training camp.
Murray seems to be on course to meet the timetable he was hit with after tearing his ACL a year ago. The young guard still figures to play a prominent role with the Spurs when he is able to suit up and should still carry some of that luster of fantasy potential that he carried at the beginning of last season. We'd like to see how he looks in the preseason before sounding off the hype alarms again but he could be a productive, top-70 type of guy once he returns to full speed.
Source: San Antonio Express-News
June 13, 2019, 1:50 pmDejounte MurrayG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray credits the Spurs for saving him and helping him become the person he is today.
Murray, who missed the entire season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, said that he wants to stay with the Spurs forever. Murray has a bright future ahead of him and makes for an intriguing gamble later in drafts if he proves his health this offseason.
April 16, 2019, 5:35 pmDejounte MurrayG, San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich relayed that the main reason for Dejounte Murray accompanying the Spurs for their playoff series is to learn more about the game.
After making the NBA All-Defense Second Team last season, Murray missed the whole year after tearing his ACL in the preseason. Murray's future is still bright as he is going to be a big part of the Spurs plans moving forward and will look to prove his health this offseason.
Source: Tom Orsborn on MySanAntonio
April 10, 2019, 10:28 pmDejounte MurrayG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray was unable to play at all in the 2018-2019 season after tearing his ACL in the preseason.
Murray suffered the torn ACL on October 19 and wasn’t able to get back on the court this season. He was a big part of the Spurs gameplan coming into the season and his injury really threw them off balance. Players like Derrick White, Bryn Forbes and Lonnie Walker IV tried to fill Murray’s spot but none of them truly succeeded. Murray had an ADP of 33 on Yahoo! and 46 on ESPN before going down and was widely thought to be a breakout candidate for both the realm of fantasy and the NBA. The hype around Murray will likely pick back up around next preseason and he’s still only 22-years old. He could be a mid-round guy next year with the upside for even more.
October 19, 2018, 3:53 pmDejounte MurrayG, San Antonio Spurs
Shams Charania at The Athletic reported that Dejounte Murray had successful surgery to repair his torn ACL on Friday.
Shams didn’t give a timetable, but typically it takes 6-to-9 months to fully recover from ACL surgery and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Spurs keep him out the whole year. Backup guard Derrick White is still out with his plantar fascia injury so it’ll be Bryn Forbes and Patty Mills holding down the fort until White returns.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter