November 19, 2019, 12:26 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray didn't do much in the Spurs' 110-117 loss against the Mavericks on Monday night, finishing his night with eight points, fve rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.
The minutes restrctions that have been placed on Murray should be coming off soon, and frankly the Spurs are in dire need of that with their sluugish start to the year. The guard play behind him has been suspect throughout the year, and was not much better tonight. Expect Murray to be better than this moving forward.
November 16, 2019, 12:21 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray (rest) will not play on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday versus Portland.
Murray remains on heavy restrictions after missing all of last season but still producing mid-round value in only 22.5 minutes per game. Derrick White should draw the start and the Spurs have called up Keldon Johnson for some emergency depth.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
November 15, 2019, 9:41 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray logged 21 minutes on Friday night and put up 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal.
Murray shot 5-of-6 from the field but this is a bit of a letdown for fantasy managers, especially since he's going to sit out tomorrow night. Chalk it up to four fouls in his limited time on the floor and plug him back into lineups next week.
November 15, 2019, 6:03 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray (knee maintenance) will take the court on Friday vs. the Magic, but rest on Saturday vs. the Blazers.
Standard protocol for Murray as the Spurs want to make sure he has no relapses this season. All in all, Murray has been a tad disappointing this season, but he still has a lot of potential for improvement. If he could ever get to share the floor with Derrick White it would be a boon for his value. For now, he is a solid hold with upside in standard leagues.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
November 13, 2019, 10:56 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray had a pedestrian line of 13 points, two boards, an assist, and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.
The backcourt was a timeshare for San Antonio tonight with no guard getting more than 25 minutes of action. Murray had the best night but it wasn't much. He is currently sitting just outside the top-100 and has the chance to move up if he can earn more minutes.
November 11, 2019, 10:07 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray only logged 19 minutes on Monday, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting to go with six rebounds, four assist, a steal and a block.
Murray was able to get numbers across the board, but he wasn't able to get much going for himself offensively. Tonight just wasn't his night, but he'll be better in the next one.
November 9, 2019, 10:03 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray chipped in four points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a steal on Saturday's blowout loss to the Celtics.
Murray struggled from the floor tonight, along with most of his teammates, going 2-of-8 from the field. He continues to be on a minutes restrictions and splitting minutes at point guard with Derrick White. White had nine points, along with four rebounds, one steal and three blocks. White has yet to play major minutes next to Murray, which is capping his value.
November 7, 2019, 11:34 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray played 26 minutes on Thursday, finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
Murray has been very good to start the year but we need to be mindful that his statistical profile is limited as he lacks the outside shot and isn't a great foul shooter. He has upside but right now he's a top-75 option with room to grow.
November 7, 2019, 11:28 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan had another nice outing on Thursday with 16 points, six rebounds and nine assists in 34 minutes.
DeRozan has had a slower start to the year as Dejounte Murray has taken a lot of the attention (and the counting stats) that DeRozan had last season in his absence. Still, DeRozan is very steady and seems like a pretty good buy-low option at this early juncture.
November 7, 2019, 4:05 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White is questionable to take on the Thunder on Thursday as he is dealing with a bruise to his right glute.
White has been the second best point guard on the roster behind Dejounte Murray in both real basketball and fantasy. Both point guards have warranted value in standard leagues but it remains to be seen if that can last for an entire season. If White ends up missing the contest, Murray and Bryn Forbes may see an increase in minutes while veteran Patty Mills could see extra minutes off the bench as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 5, 2019, 10:10 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray caught a case of the foul-trouble bug on Tuesday and it limited him to three points on 1-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes.
Murray is not normally a foul-prone player, but he did have his hands full in trying to slow down Trae Young. Expect Murray to bounce back and resume his already-promising bounce-back campaign.
November 3, 2019, 9:47 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray continued his hot start in Sunday's loss to the Lakers as he put up 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in just 24 minutes of action.
He is on a minutes restriction and is still tearing it up to start the season, so the sky is the limit for the young guard. He is averaging 14 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.2 steals on 54-percent shooting in just 23.3 minutes per game across his first five contests. He should safely produce top-60 value this season.
November 1, 2019, 10:10 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray expressed frustration with the minutes restriction and scheduled rest days the Spurs' staff has prescribed for him.
Murray is listed as out for Friday's game. To clarify, Murray isn't complaining here and the playing time restrictions (23 mpg) are not new. This is just a reminder that Murray is on the dreaded Spurs' load management plan for the immediate future. Thankfully, he's been spoiling his fantasy managers with elite per-minute production and the fact that he's been putting up early-round value playing next to high usage stars bodes well for its sustainability. Murray's new fantasy floor is the big story here, pairing his already elite steals and rebounding with a newfound knack for scoring and dishing out dimes. Fantasy managers are encouraged to hold him despite the frustrating minutes cap and DNP's, as he's just scratching the surface.
Source: Tom Osborn on Twitter
November 1, 2019, 1:10 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block on Thursday against the Clippers.
Murray only logged 23 minutes and Coach Popovich is going to take it easy with his young guard. He was able to fill it up defensively as he usually does, but the rest days might be a thing for the whole season so plan accordingly.
October 31, 2019, 2:15 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray said he will play Thursday against the Clippers and sit out Friday's game against the Warriors.
Coach Popovich had previously stated that Murray would sit out one of the back-to-back games. The fact that he is sitting out against the Warriors shows the changing hierarchy in the Western Conference. Murray is 14.7 points, 8.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks in only 23.0 minutes per game over the first three games, reminding fantasy owners why they were willing to reach for him in the middle rounds. Derrick White and Patty Mills will get some additional run with Murray sitting out.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter