NBA Trades: 3 Dejounte Murray trades for the San Antonio Spurs

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NBA Trades, Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs
Jan 10, 2022; New York, New York, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray (5) dribbles against New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the first half at Madison Square Garden, NBA Trades: 3 Dejounte Murray trades for the San Antonio Spurs. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

NBA Trades: 3 Dejounte Murray trades for the San Antonio Spurs: New York Knicks

Knicks receive: Dejounte Murray

Spurs receive: Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Cam Reddish, 2023 1st-Round Pick (via WAS), 2023 1st-Round Pick (via DAL), 2024 1st-Round Pick, 2025 1st-Round Pick (Swap)

This is another solid offer that the Spurs could get back for Dejounte Murray, and it just so happens that the New York Knicks are looking for a point guard.

New York has been searching for a franchise point guard to lead them for what seems like an eternity at this point. Murray is the perfect player for the job.

Not only does he fit beautifully into the defensive-minded system that Tom Thibodeau desires, but he would also be able to set up Julius Randle and RJ Barrett for easy looks.

Meanwhile, the Spurs would be getting an absolute haul of young talent, as well as the three first-round picks they are supposedly asking for (and an extra pick swap).

Immanuel Quickley has shown a lot of promise in his short tenure in the NBA, and while he’s nowhere near the player that Murray is, he’s two years younger and won’t be as expensive.

A similar story can be told for Obi Toppin, who had a breakout stretch at the end of last year when he got minutes over Randle. San Antonio could give him the necessary room to thrive.

Lastly, San Antonio would be taking a chance on Cam Reddish, but he’s mainly in the deal to match salaries. But if anyone can get the most out of him, it’s Popovich.

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