At this point, it feels like Dejounte Murray is on his way out of the San Antonio Spurs. The All-Star point guard has been linked to trade rumors for days now, with the Atlanta Hawks emerging as a possible landing spot for him. Well, it sounds like the Miami Heat have joined in on the Murray sweepstakes.
According to reports, the Heat have been keeping tabs on Murray's situation with San Antonio, with the objective of potentially swopping in on the 25-year-old should he be available:
“I did get indications that a few weeks back, Miami checked in on Dejounte Murray,” the Five on the Floor podcast reported.
The Heat have their point guard in Kyle Lowry, but it's not hard to imagine a backcourt partnership between Murray and the 36-year-old veteran. Then again, you also have to consider the fact that the Spurs will demand quite a haul for their star, which means that Pat Riley and Co. will need to dig deep into their pool of assets to try and lure Dejounte to South Beach.
For what it's worth, Murray still has two more years remaining on his current deal, wherein he is set to pocket $16.6 million next season, and then $17.7 million in 2023-24.