Dejounte Murray Rumors

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Dejounte Murray
Dejounte Murray
Position: G
Born: 09/19/96
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:170 lbs. / 77.1 kg.
Salary: $2,321,735
Marc Stein: Nine who secured these all-you-can-get deals, which pay out 90-plus percent of their 2019-20 salaries by April 1, are represented by Klutch Sports on contracts structured and negotiated by agent Rich Paul and attorney Mark Termini. The nine Klutch players are naturally led by LeBron James and include John Wall, Kentavious-Caldwell Pope, Dejounte Murray, Miles Bridges, Darius Bazley, Darius Garland, Terrance Ferguson and Trey Lyles. Next season it will be 10 when Draymond Green’s contract extension kicks in.
The Spurs are 21-26, which puts them 2.5 games back from the playoffs and only 3.5 games from from top-10 lottery odds. League executives wonder if they’ll choose to break up their crowded roster. Older players like DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge are still effective but are blocking younger players from earning more minutes. Dejounte Murray isn’t available, but there are four other players I’d be targeting in trades.
While the Spurs have a number of talented younger players such as Dejounte Murray, they don’t project to remain a perennial playoff team in their current iteration. “This rebuild is coming in San Antonio,” said Wojnarowski. “Whether it’s this trade deadline or this summer. There’s no getting around it. It’s going to be a hard road for them. They’re not setup to turn this around very quickly.”
New Balance Basketball announced today the endorsement deal with San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray. To officially welcome him to the New Balance family, Murray is featured in a new commercial spot where he “inspires us with a little motivation” and reveals the black and white OMN1S colorway “Lights Out” launching globally December 4th. The commercial’s tone is tongue-in-cheek, set by Murray naming himself a “hair icon” – but his message is from the heart. He dispenses motivational tidbits like “success isn’t a straight line” and “find your own path”, but these truisms find real meaning for a player like Murray, whose road to starting point guard has been anything but conventional. Before Murray earned a reputation as a rising star in the league and an endorsement deal with global athletic leader New Balance, he had to first put in the work.
Storyline: Sneaker Deals

Storyline: Sneaker Deals
The 10.7 rebounds Doncic grabs on a nightly basis are so much more than triple-double filler. Following an opponent’s missed shot, Doncic grabs a greater share of rebounds than nearly any perimeter player in the league—more than centers like Nikola Jokic and Steven Adams, according to data from Cleaning the Glass. For that matter, Doncic is on track to have one of the best defensive rebounding seasons ever for a perimeter player. You can see a similar effect on Clippers lineups with Kawhi Leonard or Heat lineups featuring Justise Winslow. Both hit the boards with force, and in doing so give their teams the freedom to bring in more shooters or perimeter defenders. The same concept applies, to varying extents, with the Pelicans’ Josh Hart, the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown, or even an oversize point guard like the Spurs’ Dejounte Murray. The shifting demographics of the NBA have made rebounding wings even more beneficial. With fewer trees towering above the canopy, a greater number fall to these bigger wings.
On Monday night, Murray will salute his mentor, who retired last season, as the Spurs send Parker’s No. 9 jersey up to the rafters. “I learned a lot from Tony. I learned how to handle Coach Pop,” Murray said. “I still talk to him. He comes by the [practice] gym. Tony is Tony. We’re just happy to have him around. … “There will never be another Tony Parker. He is the greatest Spurs point guard ever. Now, it’s up to me to be the greatest Dejounte Murray I can be.”
Patty Mills, DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray journeyed to Austin on Friday for the season opener of the Spurs’ G League team, which includes 2019 draft picks Luka Samanic, Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon. “I think it was important for us to go up there and show our support because we do have a core group of young guys now who are all going through that process together,” Mills said Saturday after the Spurs 135-115 loss to Boston. “The more they can see us supporting them, the more they can settle into that process and environment to get the most out of it. “And we had fun, us three hanging out there and supporting them.”
Speaking of the Spurs, I’m proud to report that the nerds have won: Dejounte Murray has an incentive in his contract extension that potentially pays him a bonus based on his True Shooting Percentage. On top of his four-year $64M deal, he’ll get an added $500k in any year his TS% is 58 or higher. Not bloody likely, since his career TS% is 49.2, but certainly an incentive to shoot efficiently. He also can get $500k if he nets at least 125 3s in a season; he’s converted 19 for his career entering this season.