Spurs’ Bryn Forbes claims Dejounte Murray’s mid-range jumper is ‘money now’
Dejounte Murray missed the entire 2018-19 season with the San Antonio Spurs due to an ACL tear, but that didn’t stop him from improving his game.
Bryn Forbes, who had to share some of Murray’s minutes last season, revealed that Murray’s jumper is “money” now.
“His jump shot from 15 feet, 18 feet is money now,” said Bryn Forbes of Dejounte Murray to the media today.
Murray’s form last year in preseason was looking much improved before he got injured. That’ll be a good shot for him when defenses go under on screens.
— Paul Garcia (@PaulGarciaNBA) October 1, 2019
The 23-year-old Murray is entering his belated third season with the Spurs. In 2017-18, he averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Western Conference franchise, shooting 44.3 percent from the floor and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line. While he only shot 26.5 percent from deep that year, his overall averages still improved.
In 2016-17, Murray put up measly averages of 3.4 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in roughly nine minutes per game for the Spurs.
Murray, who was drafted 29th overall by the Spurs in the 2016 NBA Draft, needs to expand his shot selection and improve his ability to stretch the floor in order to be an effective floor general for the San Antonio franchise. Fortunately, he seems to be in the right direction.
The Spurs’ offseason was fairly unchanging, with the additions of DeMarre Carroll and Trey Lyles mostly headlining the free agency period along with missing out on Marcus Morris. Murray might be the most important part of the summer, though, as a healthy, young point guard on the rise.