Report: Knicks Believe Hawks’ Asking Price For Dejounte Murray Is Too High

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According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the New York Knicks are interested in acquiring Dejounte Murray from the Atlanta Hawks.

However, the Knicks believe the Hawks’ asking price for Murray is too high.

“New York currently feels the asking price for Murray is a bit too high right now,” Scotto said on his podcast. “It’s one thing for a first-round pick, the expiring contract of Evan Fournier and Quentin Grimes. That package has been kicked around. But that extra first-round pick Atlanta is looking for hasn’t been something that New York has an appetite to move at this point.”

The Hawks are looking to get two first-round picks and a starting-level player for Murray, who is drawing trade interest from the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Murray is averaging 21.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocks this season while shooting 46.8% from the field, 38.7% from 3 and 83.5% from the free-throw line. The Seattle native is making $17.7 million.

Murray, 27, has career averages of 14.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks with the San Antonio Spurs and Hawks. He made the 2017-18 All-Defensive Second Team and won the 2021-22 steals title as a member of the Spurs.

Murray signed a four-year, $114 million extension with the Hawks last summer. Most individuals around the NBA expect the Lakers to acquire Murray since the All-Star has the same agent (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group) as LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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The Knicks are 27-17 on the season. They are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Leon Rose already made one trade this season, acquiring OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn from the Raptors for RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley.

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