Dejounte Murray slips in draft, falls to Spurs at 29th pick
Looking at the early draft predictions Dejounte Murray was predicted to go all over the place. Not technically, but the Spurs weren’t really mentioned as the talk was that the Celtics or Pacers would possibly draft Murray around the 20th pick. Murray ended being drafted later in the first-round which is a very interesting pick for the San Antonio Spurs. Talk about upside.
For starters they were quick to add athleticism to their roster with Murray. Their lack of athleticism eventually caught up to them as they were exposed in the Western Conference Semi-finals at the hands of the Thunder. Coming out of Washington at 19 years old, Murray stands 6-foot-5, 183 pounds, with a wingspan of 6-foot-11, and is a combo guard who possesses enough upside who can potentially turn out to be one of the steals of draft.
Peeping back at his game tape and highlights, Murray set a freshman record for assists (151) at Washington, he has a very aggressive mentality as a rebounder (six per game), and he averaged 16.1 points in a very competitive Pac-12 division. Murray was named all Pac-12 second team last season and made the all Pac-12 all freshman team. He led the Huskies in assists, steals, and scored in double figures in 26 of 34 games. After being drafted Murray said he was “blessed to be here, and that he’s happy to be playing for the best organization in the world”.
The Spurs organization and their fans have a lot to be excited for with the Spurs making most of their first-round pick being that they don’t have a second round pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Going forward Murray is still seen as a developmental prospect for the Spurs and has a lot of raw ability to overcome. Murray struggled as a shooter (28 percent from 3-point range and 34 percent from the field), and is no stranger to turning the ball over when he’s put under pressure. That shouldn’t worry many people being that the 2013-2014 NBA Finals champion and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard wasn’t shooting over 40 percent himself when he was drafted in 2011. Spurs assistant Chip Engellad took him under his wing and helped Leonard grow into the superstar that he is today. Not to mention Murray doesn’t only have Engelland to learn from as he has numerous vets such as Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili ready to give him a helping hand.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/dejounte-murray-slips-in-draft-to-fall-to-spurs-at-29th-pick/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-110.jpg?fit=1024%2C683&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/a-110.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballBoston CelticsIndiana PacersNBAOklahoma City ThunderRecent PostsSan Antonio SpursDejounte Murray,NBA Draft,San Antonio SpursLooking at the early draft predictions Dejounte Murray was predicted to go all over the place. Not technically, but the Spurs weren't really mentioned as the talk was that the Celtics or Pacers would possibly draft Murray around the 20th pick. Murray ended being drafted later in the first-round which is a very interesting pick...Orlando TorresOrlando Torreslando17800@yahoo.comContributorHello everybody my name is Orlando, my friends call me Lando for short. I love all kinds of sports and fantasy sports as well. I grew up watching the Spurs and Cowboys since I was a kid, so those are my teams. I love writing, video games, spending time with my son along with acting and films. Movie buff. Follow me on Twitter @itslandoyoMyFantasySportsTalk