NBA rumors: Dejounte Murray on respiratory illness: I lost 7-8 pounds and been feeling awful

Dejounte Murray: I Randomly Got Sick And It Sucks It Happen At This Crucial Time While Me And The Team Are Rolling. I Lost 7-8 Pounds And Been Feeling Awful And Doing Everything To Get Healthy First Then Working Out To Get Ready To Help The Team Get In This Play In And Fight For The Playoffs.

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Paul Garcia: Dejounte Murray is OUT with upper respiratory illness. Jakob Poeltl is now OUT with low back tightness. Primo is available
Paul Garcia: Coach Pop confirms Murray and McDermott are out. Pop says KBD isn't supposed to play in B2Bs yet. Zach Collins might be available tomorrow per Pop
Tom Orsborn: Pop on if Dejounte's knee soreness is just a minor issue: "I hope so and I think so." He said they are still working out the starting lineup.
On Dejounte Murray’s recovery: “Everything is looking good. We’re confident he’ll be back. It was so sad, because he was poised to have a big year. But all that talent is still there. He’s a great kid who works really hard.”
Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray recently spoke with his former high school coach. The conversation left Mike Bethea convinced his former star player is poised to bounce back strong next season from the preseason knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 2018-19 campaign. "He is feeling really good, feeling stronger," Bethea said. "He (said he) is just really excited and eager to get back and go to work."
From a camaraderie standpoint, injured point guard Dejounte Murray's presence on this trip has given the Spurs a boost. "To have him around, feel his energy, hear his voice, it's a great thing," guard Bryn Forbes said after shootaround Tuesday morning at the Pepsi Center. "And I think it's good for him too." But the main reason Murray is accompanying the Spurs on the road throughout the playoffs is to learn more about the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.
"Dejounte needs as much experience as he can get," Popovich said. "He's missing the whole year, so (it's good for him to) see what we emphasize as far as the culture, the Os and Xs, learn about his teammates, learn more about DeMar (DeRozan), understand how we want to play, see what the coaches say positively and negatively about what we do. Because he's going to be an important part of what we do next year, the more knowledge we can stuff into him the better."
Jeff McDonald: In case you were wondering, Gregg Popovich still pegs the chances of Dejounte Murray returning this season at "zero." Pop:“It’s an ACL. Unless there’s some new deal somebody came up with out there that we don’t know about ...”
Popovich reinforced to reporters Murray is not expected to return to the court this season. "He’s out unless there is some miracle cure out there that’s never been shown before," Popovich said. "He’s out.”
Jeff McDonald: Sightings in Spurs' pregame locker room: Pau Gasol, sans walking boot. Also, Dejounte Murray came breezing through for a quick second.
The San Antonio Spurs announced horrible news that guard Dejounte Murray suffered a right torn ACL during the team's preseason loss to the Rockets. No timetable has been announced for his return as he begins rehab but his close friend, Lakers' LeBron James, sent his well-wishes to Murray.
DeAndre Jordan: Damn, get better @Dejounte Murray! This is the part of the game we hate...wishing you a speedy recovery and positive energy.
Pau Gasol: I know this minor setback will make you even stronger that you are now little brother @Dejounte Murray. Wishing you a speedy recovery and know that we are going to be next to you every step of the way. #NBAFamily #SpursFamily
Tom Orsborn: Patty Mills on if Derrick White is ready to start at PG: "He’s got to be ready. He has come a long way. He had a great summer and preseason...He has that tough, fearless attitude with the ball. And obviously his length on defense can be great for us." #Spurs
LeBron James: Man I feared that would be the case when I saw the play! F*#% man! Lil bro you’ll be back stronger, quicker, faster and more athletic when you return. Just remain patient and confident throughout this entire process! Minor setback for major comeback. You know how to reach me and where to find me if needed. Love lil bro!! 🙏🏾💪🏾👑
Zach LaVine: Damn praying for my dawg @DejounteMurray He out a lot of work in for this season! You built for this tho my G! Everything comes full circle💯
San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray has a torn right ACL, the team announced Monday. Murray was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's preseason loss to the Houston Rockets.
Mike Finger: Timetable on Murray, Pop? “I assume he’s out for the season.”
Tom Orsborn: No recovery timetable announced by the team, but Pop said he assumes Dejounte will miss the season: "Devastating injury for him and for the team, but life goes on. Everybody will pick up and we will do the best job we can to carry on without him." #Spurs
Pau Gasol: Hoping for the best news tomorrow 🙏🏼. We are all thinking of you @Dejounte Murray! #SpursFamily Mucha fuerza #DJMurray! Todos estamos contigo y deseamos recibir buenas noticias mañana sobre tu lesión. #FamiliaSpurs
Jabari Young: Just seen Murray walking out the arena with #Spurs GM RC Buford... right knee was wrapped in ice. Good sign is he was walking under is own power and without crutches
Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray headed to the locker room after suffering what appeared to be a right knee injury with 2:20 left in the first half of Sunday's preseason game with the Houston Rockets.
Murray spent more than a minute on the court under the basket writhing in pain before he got up on his own power to walk around the court testing his knee while fans cheered. A wheelchair was brought courtside, but Murray walked to the locker room under his own power.
Chris Haynes: San Antonio guard Dejounte Murray will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Tom Orsborn: Aldridge (sore right knee) is out for tomorrow night at Utah, per #Spurs. Murray (ankle), Parker (back) are questionable. Leonard, Gay remain out.
Jeff McDonald: Pop says Murray is probably at "70 percent." "I don't think that's good enough against Golden State." He doesn't want to add fighting through an injury against Steph Curry to Murray's already difficult task of learning to be an NBA point guard.
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs updated their injury report for tonight to include Dejounte Murray. He'll sit out the preseason finale with a right hip contusion.
Jeff McDonald: Dejounte Murray (groin) is listed as out for Monday's game in Portland. He's sort of down to his last at-bat Wednesday in Utah.
Paul Garcia: Pop says Dejounte Murray might be able to play Monday and/or Wednesday. Green is ok, the Spurs just want to be very cautious with him.
Melissa Rohlin: Pop just said Dejounte Murray (groin) is gonna be out 2-3 weeks. Said he was surprised to learn that.
Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol) is questionable for tomorrow night's Spurs-Hawks game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray (left groin) and Tony Parker (back stiffness) remain out.
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