San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray is in the midst of a breakout season. After taking the next step in his development, the 25-year-old looks like an up-and-coming star.
This season, Murray is averaging 19.3 points, 8.9 assists, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 three-pointers (all of which are career-highs) while shooting 45.0% from the field, 32.6% from three-point range and 73.3% from the free-throw line.
He's also posting personal-bests in Win Shares (4.1), Box Plus/Minus (5.0), VORP (2.5), assist percentage (39.8) and PER (21.5). Entering this season, Murray had just four triple-doubles in his career; through 41 games this year, he has already recorded nine triple-doubles.
Recently, on an episode of “Brian Windhorst and The Hoop Collective,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst discussed Murray’s future in San Antonio and whether he might become available at some point.
“There’s been some chatter in the league about whether the Spurs would be willing to trade him — maybe not during the season but next summer,” Windhorst said (h/t HoopsHype).
“Dejounte Murray is having his best season, and no one talks about him at all,” he added. “And yet when I talk with executives, there are some teams that are like, ‘We’re preparing to make an offer if he might become available.’ Again, I’m not saying he’s available right now, but if they decide to do that, man, they would absolutely be selling high.”