Trading Dejounte Murray wouldn’t make much sense to the San Antonio Spurs.
An interesting recent NBA trade rumor has been circulating around the San Antonio Spurs and the possibility of them trading Dejounte Murray. But, quite frankly, the rumor doesn’t really make sense.
Murray, a promising 25-year-old guard, is having the best season of his career so far. He will be up for the NBA Most Improved Player of the Year award, he could be an all-star and should be included in the All-Defensive team.
Spurs are having a far from perfect season but their flaws this year can’t be blamed on Murray. He’s been a bright spot for an otherwise forgettable campaign.
Murray has been Spurs’ best player this season and is undoubtedly a key to the team’s future. He is one of the few and probably the only fundamental builder the team currently has on their roster.
If Spurs have any interest in turning the tables on their franchise, Murray likely plays a key role in that regard.
Murray is arguably the most underrated player in the league; he’s almost averaging a triple-double. Spurs have been bad this season but it wouldn’t make sense for the team to swap their only valuable piece on the roster.
Based on their performances this season, there is no doubt Spurs need to take steps to improve the roster. However, it wouldn’t make sense for them to trade their best player. Especially if they want to avoid going through a full rebuild via tanking.
Spurs have a long way to go to return to contender status, there is no doubt. Although I’m not sure that involves trading the best player on their roster. And that’s exactly what they would be doing by trading Murray.