The painful truth the San Antonio Spurs accepted to let Dejounte Murray join the Atlanta Hawks

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Undoubtedly, it was a hard blow for San Antonio to let one of their best players like Dejounte Murray go, but there’s a big reason the Spurs allowed the point guard to move to Atlanta, and he revealed it.

Dejounte Murray spent 6 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs
© Carmen Mandato/Getty ImagesDejounte Murray spent 6 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs

The history of San Antonio Spurs and Dejount Murray is over, at least for the time being, after it became official that the point guard will continue his NBA career at the Atlanta Hawks, with which he has already introduced himself. At that event, Murray shared the strong reason for his now-former team to let him go, even though he was one of their key assets.

Although the San Antonio Spurs have not returned to the title game since the 2013-2014 season, during Dejounte Murray’s tenure, they managed to advance to at least the playoffs in three of the six seasons played, and in one of them they lost the conference finals to the Warriors of the Golden State, ultimately this year’s NBA champions. It is worth noting that Murray missed a season due to injury.

On an individual level, the Seattle, Washington native became an NBA All-Star and the league’s steals leader, both in 2022, which is no small feat. And that’s why Murray will always remember the San Antonio Spurs, mostly for accepting a painful truth for the five-time champion and allowing him to embark on a new adventure with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Spurs let Dejounte Murray go for this reason

With the joy of being officially introduced as a new player for the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks traded for Dejounte Murray Danilo Gallinari, three first-round draft picks and a draft swap to the San Antonio Spurs. However, Murray’s strongest reason for leaving Texas was different, and he shared it at his induction.

They didn’t want me to waste years rebuilding and such. They want to see me win and the best for Dejounte and I thank them very much for that. It makes our relationship special and forever family.‘ Dejounte explained loudly Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express News.

At least with the Atlanta Hawks, the 25-year-old point guard has a better chance of fighting for something he doesn’t yet know, the NBA title, when surrounded by the likes of NBA De’Andre Hunter and Trae Youngwho can use his skills along with Murray to break 64 years without a championship for the Hawks.

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