Spurs’ Dejounte Murray practicing with Summer League roster
Last gentleman in the gym shooting after Spurs’ summer league practice is not on the summer league roster.
His name is Dejounte Murray.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) June 27, 2019
Murray missed all of last season due to a torn ACL after a promising sophomore campaign in which Murray cemented himself as one of the premier guard defenders in the NBA. He was rewarded for that fact with an All-Defensive Team nod in his second season.
Despite missing all of last season, Murray will not turn 23 until September, putting him firmly in line with the Spurs’ young core of Lonnie Walker, Jakob Poeltl and Derrick White, as well as the recently drafted Luka Samanic and Keldon Johnson.
The Spurs are one of four teams who play two different Summer Leagues. First up is the Utah Summer League, which starts on Monday, July 1 in Salt Lake City. Though Murray is apparently not on the Summer League roster, it is certainly a promising sign that he is practicing with the team.
The Spurs join the host team of the Utah Jazz along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies in the Utah Summer League next week before all four teams traipse over to Las Vegas for the whole shebang of the Las Vegas Summer League, where all 30 teams will be fielding Summer League squads.
Will Murray suit up for Vegas? Probably not, but for Spurs fans as well as fans of Murray, him practicing with the squad is a positive step for his return from a brutal injury.