According to media reports, the Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs have agreed a business deal for Degonte Murray. The All-Star strengthens the Hawks’ back area around Trae Young, but Spurs gets a lot of unprotected recruiting choices in return.
Danilo Gallinari moves to San Antonio in exchange for Murray, but the main prize for Spurs in this trade are three future first-round picks.
San Antonio receives a top 16 selection in the first round of the Hornets 2023 and 2025, and the first round of the 2027 Hawks, both unprotected. In addition, Spurs have the opportunity to switch their selection with the Hawks selected in the 2026 draft.
While San Antonio will likely focus on rebuilding after trading what is likely the team’s best player, the Hawks want to take the next step with young duo Murray and Young in the backcourt. Young said out loud Yahoo Sports Get “excited” about this trade.
The 25-year-old Murray scored career highs in nearly every category last season (21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals 46.2 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from downtown) and is also an excellent defender. Murray has a teammate contract that will net him a total of $34.3 million over the next two seasons.
NBA Trade: San Antonio Spurs peilen rebuild
In the past few days, there has been increasing speculation about Murray’s trade, and the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves were also said to be interested.
Gallinari, 33, likely will not have a future with Tottenham if he is bought after his contract expires ($24.5 million), and the Boston Celtics, among others, may want to set pointers for the striker.
The Italian played in Atlanta for only two years, but had to suffer the misfortune of injuries. Last season, he averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with 43.4 percent fielding shots and 38.1 percent three point average.
NBA: The trade between the Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs at an overview
|hawks received||Tottenham received|
|Dignity Murray||Danilo Galinari|
|2023 Hornets first round (top 16 protected)|
|2025 First Round Falcons (unprotected)|
|2027 Hawks 1st round selection (unprotected)|
|2026 . Swap Pick|