This Celtics-Spurs trade lands Dejounte Murray in Boston

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Does this trade make sense for the San Antonio Spurs?

San Antonio has been one of the best franchises over the last two decades but things have changed since the days of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

The future of the Spurs franchise seems to have no real direction and this has caused trade rumors to begin flying around the NBA. This is why the front office is not against trading one of their best players.

There is real value around Dejounte Murray and this is why he could be one of the first player sent away. San Antonio could be looking for a package that lines up better with their future plans.

What are those? Well, that is what the front office needs to figure out. Smart is a veteran player that has experience in the postseason. Managing to add another wing player in Aaron Nesmith would be an intriguing possibility for a team in need of more perimeter shooting.

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It would be a bit surprising to see Murray being sent away but his name has began coming up more and more recent weeks. As we are season approaches, keep an eye on the Spurs when it comes to making a big move.