Report: Hawks’ Dejounte Murray Views Nets As Ideal Trade Destination

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Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray views the Brooklyn Nets as an ideal trade destination, according to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

However, the Nets and Hawks haven’t shared significant dialogue to this point about a Murray trade.

“Brooklyn has been another potential Murray destination mentioned by multiple league personnel, as the Nets are seen as an ideal spot from Murray’s side of this dynamic, sources said,” Fischer wrote. “But Brooklyn and Atlanta haven’t shared significant dialogue to this point, sources said, and the Nets don’t appear to be actively pursuing Murray at this juncture.”

The Hawks are expected to trade Murray before the February trade deadline. The Washington product doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract, so he can be traded anywhere.

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Murray, 27, is averaging 21.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks this season. He’s shooting 46.6% from the floor, 39.4% from 3 and 81.4% from the free-throw line.

A one-time All-Star, Murray is making $17.7 million in 2023-24. He signed a four-year, $114 million extension with the Hawks in July. The extension kicks in next season. Murray will make $24.8 million in 2024-25.

The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons are interested in trading for Murray, according to Fischer. Murray, who began his career with the San Antonio Spurs, is represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, the superagent who represents Lakers All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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Murray has career averages of 14.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks with the Spurs and Hawks. He made the 2017-18 All-Defensive Second Team and won the 2021-22 steals title.

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