This Hawks-Spurs Trade Pairs Trae Young, Dejounte Murray

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There may not be a more reported potential NBA trade that could go down soon than San Antonio Spurs star Dejounte Murray being dealt to the Atlanta Hawks.

There’s a lot to unpack with the possibility of the Spurs moving Murray, let alone to the Hawks. First off, I know what you’re probably thinking: “Why would San Antonio trade Murray?”

Well, it begins with a few main reasons. First of all, the Spurs are stuck with a limited ceiling and if they tear it down now, they could maximize their chances of landing an intriguing prospect in the loaded 2023 NBA Draft.

The other reason for trading Murray is the reality that he’s strongly incentivized to not take a contract extension and just reach free agency. The Spurs are capped off to offering just a 120 percent increase on Murray’s final year salary on an extension. He’d lose many millions taking what can be offered before just reaching free agency.

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If the Spurs allow Murray to play out his contract and reach unrestricted free agency, they’d be taking the major risk that he leaves for nothing. Given the overall circumstances, trading him to an interested suitor for a favorable return could make sense.

Here is an NBA trade scenario that would send Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs to the Atlanta Hawks.

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