In the NBA universe, a flabbergasting NBA trade rumor is that the Atlanta Hawks are willingly sacrificing three of their future first-round picks just to sign the Spurs’ star athlete, Dejounte Murray. This could be an “A” grade move for the Hawks if they can fully utilize the unbelievable opportunity. On the other hand, the Spurs are desperately trying to rebuild their squad in full swing. They are willing to trade their superstar guard, Murray, to the Hawks for a trio of first-round picks.
This deal acknowledges that the Hawks will receive Murray in exchange for Danilo Gallinari, along with three first-round picks in the NBA Drafts of the years 2023, 2025, and 2027.
The Atlanta Hawks are trading Danilo Gallinari and multiple first-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, sources tell ESPN.
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Murray, a late first-round pick in 2016, is coming off his greatest season ever, leading the league in steals and making the All-Star Game for the first time. He averaged 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and two steals while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. If the deal works out for both parties, it will strengthen the Hawks’ squad. The 25-year-old can form a duo with Trae Young, and they can be unveiled as the top young backcourts in the NBA.
The Spurs are making a move toward a full squad rebuild in the hopes that it will give them the top overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and the opportunity to select Victor Wembanyama. The 18-year-old French big man, who stands 7 feet 2 inches tall, is widely regarded as a player with generational potential who has already made an impact as a rising star in his homeland.