It is believed that the Knicks could spin to try and make a run at San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray via trade or any other target of Murray’s caliber using the many design choices they have stocked, even if, as increasingly expected, Rose secures Brunson’s signature.
Source: Marc Stein @ marcstein.substack.com
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Eric Pincus †EricPincus
The decision on Danilo Gallinari’s guarantee is for the Hawks tomorrow, but player/team can agree to push it back. Danilo guaranteed $5 million – the Hawks may need to guarantee more to match in trade (say it was Dejounte Murray, Gallo should have locked up $11.6 million*) *ATL under tax – 16:04
Chuck Cooperstein †coopmavs
I am completely blown away by the idea of the Spurs trading Dejounte Murray to refuel for a potential 28 percent chance of landing Wembanyama or Henderson. You don’t trade young All Stars. You build around it – 15:33
Sam Quinn †SamQuinnCBS
One of my favorite things about Dejounte Murray perhaps going to Atlanta is that pairing Trae Young with a commonly used, limited-shooting point guard basically forces him to get off the ball. † 16:41
More this storyline
Jon Krawczynski on the Timberwolves: I think so they’ve had trade talks about Dejounte Murray, about Capela, about Rudy Gobert, on many different fronts. I don’t think there’s anything close to that side of the equation right now. -through Spotify / June 29, 2022
According to Spurs Talk’s LJ Ellis, the only player San Antonio actually wants from Atlanta is Onyeka Okongwu. Also, despite BR’s Jake Fischer reporting that the Spurs are looking for three first-rounders in a potential deal for Murray, that is also incorrect. Ellis notes that Gregg Popovich’s squad would take no less than four unprotected selections in the first round. There are rumors that the Spurs want to trade Murray for three first round draft picks. I’ve been told that’s not true. San Antonio’s asking price for Murray is four first-round draft picks with little to no protection. Alternatively, the Spurs want three minimally protected first-rounders and two unprotected first-round pick swaps. -through Linking Points / June 28, 2022
Interestingly, an insider close to the situation says the Spurs have multiple teams that have a strong push for Murray in addition to the Hawks. An Eastern Conference team, he says, offers three first-round draft picks and a desirable young player in a proposed trade. He also stated that the Minnesota Timberwolves have shown serious interest in Murray† -through Linking Points / June 28, 2022