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.
Tom Orsborn: Spurs will be without Dejounte Murray again Tuesday night. He’s still plagued by the upper respiratory illness that forced him to miss the last two games. Good news for Spurs is that Tre Jones has played well filling in.
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
Brian Windhorst: Dejounte Murray is having his best season. And no one talks about him at all. 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.
Tom Orsborn: Spurs will be without DeRozan (rest), Poeltl (rest), White (ankle), Lyles (ankle) and Samanic (finger) vs. Suns on Saturday. Gay (sore right heel) and Murray (sore lower back) are questionable.
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.
Paul Garcia: Dejounte Murray (left knee soreness) is questionable for Sunday’s game vs Philly. White and Lyles are out per Spurs
Dejounte Murray: I Worked My Ass Off To Get Back In This Jersey. Thank You To Everyone Who Support Me, It’s Only Up From Here!! 💯🖤 #DM5Backkkkkk🏀 #ThankGOD🙏🏽
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 ...”
Tom Orsborn: Pop said Dejounte might make more short trips while he's out: "Just want him to feel like part of the team. It's pretty frustrating to be out for a whole year. He still needs to develop relationships with his teammates and that sort of stuff, so it's good to have him along."
The Spurs guard remains shelved through 35 games. Don't expect Dejounte Murray to return this season. “He’s out," said head coach Gregg Popovich recently. "It’s an ACL [tear]."
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.
Murray recently shared a photo of a few motivational books he received from the Portland guard to help him on his journey back to the court. Murray is not expected back in uniform this season after tearing his ACL in the preseason.
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.
Manu Ginobili: Saddened by the news of @Dejounte Murray's injury, but I know for a fact that he's a resilient kid. He'll come back stronger. Get well soon, DJ!
Dejounte Murray: I Been Beating The Odds And Handling Adversity My Whole Life. I Got No Choice But To Bounce Back. Thanks For The Prayers! #GodGotMe
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.
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
Tom Orsborn: Rudy Gay reacting to Dejounte's injury: "I saw the strides he has taken this year and how much work he has put in this summer, and it just sucks to see somebody (go down) that was preparing for a great year.” #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 pic.twitter.com/pbNSPU4MaR
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.
Michael C. Wright: Manu Ginobili (rest) and Dejounte Murray (left groin) are both out for Sunday against the Kings. es.pn/2nAPZ0G
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.
December 6, 2022 | 9:27 pm EST Update
Clutch Points: Kenny Smith just pushed Shaq into the giant Christmas tree 💀🤣 pic.twitter.com/PWZwwrq3ap
December 6, 2022 | 8:05 pm EST Update
The last few days have been a whirlwind for Jovic, but the 19-year-old Serbian forward was not surprised when he was told Friday to take a flight to South Dakota to join the Sioux Falls Skyforce for one G League game. “Nothing was a surprise,” Jovic said, as the Heat returned to Miami following Monday’s 101-93 road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies to open a three-game homestand on Tuesday against the Pistons. “I knew at one moment that I was going to go because they told me they want me to play a little bit. At this moment, there was no space for me to be on the court with the Heat guys. But they told me they want me to play. So I kind of knew [I would go to the G League], I just didn’t know when. It just happened to be now and I was really happy.”
That’s why Jovic expects to head back to the G League for more extended playing time at some point this season. “It helps me a lot with my feel for the game,” Jovic said of the possibility of returning to the Skyforce. “I can try to do things more than with the Heat because the ball is in my hands in Sioux Falls and it’s sometimes on me to work and try to get a shot. But when I’m with the Heat, I’m doing the same thing but it’s not on me to be that guy right now. I don’t know yet, but I think I’ll probably go back [to Sioux Falls] again and I think it’s a great thing for me.”
George Karl: I’m Not liking the rumors about Nate McMillan potentially not finishing the season with the Hawks. Nate is a helluva coach and person. There is Too much player empowerment in this League sometimes!