August 13, 2020, 9:44 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray approached a triple-double on Thursday in a team-high 36 minutes, scoring 12 points to go with 14 rebounds and seven assists.
Murray played well but did also have six turnovers. It was also another game with no defensive counters, so the floor with Murray is just solid popcorn stats with some defensive upside. Hopefully we can see him grow into more next year.
August 9, 2020, 6:20 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray put up 18 points on 5-of-14 shooting on Sunday, also adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
The shooting stings but Murray was great everywhere else and could be looking at more touches going forward depending on the severity of Derrick White's knee injury from today. It's also worth pointing out that Murray was limping a bit at the end of the game and reached down at his right leg at one point, but there's been no postgame update on a potential injury. Keep an eye out but it looks like a bullet dodged for now.
August 7, 2020, 5:03 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had another up-and-down performance on Friday versus the Jazz, finishing with 11 points (4-of-10 FG), six assists, six rebounds and two turnovers.
No steals always stands out in a Dejounte Murray line. The scoring remains very spotty, and when the steals master fails to get any swipes it hurts that much more to see him take just 10 shots over his 32 minutes of action. While Derrick White has been thriving alongside Murray, we can't say it's going in both directions. A reliable floor remains, but it's looking like we'll have to wait till next year for the Murray breakout.
August 3, 2020, 10:50 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had a quiet night on offense with 13 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and two steals on Monday.
Murray had a quiet night on offense, but he's still doing his usual work on defense which will always make him playable. His strong defensive ability gives him a high floor to work with.
August 2, 2020, 8:48 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejoune Murray bounced back on Sunday against the Grizzlies, registering 21 points (9-of-19 FG), 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and two steals in a 108-106 victory.
It was a key victory for the Spurs as they are now in the ninth spot in the Western Conference standings. Murray avoided foul trouble, allowing him to account for nearly 34 minutes of floortime. He's a key figure on both sides of the ball for the Spurs, who are quickly proving many doubters wrong after claiming two swift victories over their closest competitors. Murray figures to be busy over these final six games, and this could serve as an appetizer for what we should expect to see next season.
August 1, 2020, 4:45 pmBryn ForbesSG, San Antonio Spurs
Bryn Forbes (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Grizzlies.
Forbes missed the opener against the Kings and is apparently set to miss the Spurs' next game. He had been a regular starter for the Spurs during the initial portion of the regular season, although the playing time typically doesn't result in mouthwatering fantasy production. With Forbes on the sidelines, Derrick White, Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker will soak up the bulk of the minutes.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
July 31, 2020, 11:26 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray was hindered by foul trouble on Friday and was limited to playing 21 minutes, but was still able to produce 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.
Murray's minutes are below his season average, so it's not likely that he'll stay this underwhelming for much longer. Expect to see him to bounce back in no time and to deliver a solid two-way performance.
July 19, 2020, 8:56 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray finished inside the top-100 for the first time in his career as a top-70/75 player in 8/9-cat formats.
Murray's minutes increased to 24.9 per game and his game as a whole took a huge leap. He was looking like a top-tier defender that was more than capable of holding his own on the offensive end of the floor. He averaged 10.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Murray is looking like a middle-round target for next season and could put up early-round numbers if his minutes jump to around 30 per game.
June 5, 2020, 3:31 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs were dealing with injuries to LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl and Lonnie Walker IV before the season was halted, but all four are expected to be "good to go" when the NBA resumes action.
Poeltl (MCL sprain) was dealing with the most significant injury of the bunch, and if he's ready then everyone else will be as well. Aldridge was day-to-day with a shoulder strain, while Murray and his strained calf were the biggest headache for fantasy GMs before the season stopped. Initially given no timetable for return, he's ready to go and will split the PG work with Derrick White as the Spurs try to extend their playoff streak.
Source: The Athletic
March 9, 2020, 6:11 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs announced that Dejounte Murray suffered a calf strain in Sunday's overtime loss to the Cavs and there is no timetable for his return.
This is an unfortunate blow to fantasy GMs who were relying on Murray to help them in their fantasy playoffs. He should be considered day-to-day for now but it is a possibility that he will miss more than a week. Derrick White should benefit most from this injury and he should be scooped up off the waiver wire if he is still available.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 11:14 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored 17 points with seven rebounds, six assists and six steals in a 132-129 loss to the Cavs in overtime on Sunday.
Murray fouled out in 31 minutes of action and added one triple and one block to the stat sheet. Derrick White returned to the bench and put up 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting in 25 minutes as well. Murray could hold early-round value for the remainder of the season, while White's peak is more of a middle-round option.
March 6, 2020, 7:13 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White will be in the starting lineup for the Spurs-Nets matchup on Friday.
We never thought we'd see the day when Derrick White got to start alongside Dejounte Murray, but apparently Gregg Popovich has finally seen the light. Jokes aside, this should only be a boost to White's long-term outlook, as the more he is allowed to play alongside Murray, the more his minute's cap will rise with the Spurs. He was a top-100 player last season, and if he is going to start and see consistent minutes he could be that kind of player again. Murray's value should not change much with the lineup tweak, and you should monitor the situation to see how long the Spurs stick to this change.
Source: Jeff G Spurs Zone on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 10:24 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had 21 points and added six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes in a win over the Hornets on Tuesday.
Murray is sitting nicely inside the top-75 on the season and over the past two weeks, indicative of his consistency. He's not a flashy player by any means, but he gets the job done. He is averaging 10.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Murray is averaging two steals over the past two weeks as well, so he's providing very good value, especially in categories leagues.
March 2, 2020, 10:56 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray started on Monday and logged 25 minutes, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, four dimes and two steals.
Murray played well in this one, but it was a lower end of what we expect from him. Derrick White (23 minutes, six points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block) didn't see the floor much with Murray on there and is a fringe guy in standard leagues while Murray should be rostered in all standard leagues.
March 1, 2020, 12:45 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray shot 7-of-10 from the field on his way to scoring 15 points with seven assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes on Saturday.
Murray has been inconsistent throughout the season, but his minutes and production are trending up over the past month, averaging 11.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals in 27.2 minutes per game. He's a top-50 player during that stretch and is a top-75 player on the season. Murray will be a mid-round player moving forward.