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Report: Dejounte Murray agrees to 4-year, $64 million extension with Spurs

Dejounte Murray, Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have signed point guard Dejounte Murray to a four-year, $64 million extension, according to Shams Charania.

Murray missed the entire 2018-19 season after tearing his right ACL in the preseason. The Spurs can’t wait to see Murray and Derrick White wreck havoc together in 2019-20. Both players are stout defenders.

Murray averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists during the 2017-18 season for the Spurs while shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line.

San Antonio, with Murray back in the fold, has a nice Big 5 of Murray, White, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs lost to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2019 playoffs in seven games. They will be a more explosive offensive unit this season with Murray back in action running the offense.

In a loaded Western Conference, San Antonio is eager to show it belongs at the top. As long as the Spurs have head coach Gregg Popovich, they will always be considered contenders since he’s one of the brightest basketball minds on the planet.

Murray has career averages of 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 119 games with the Spurs. He was the 29th overall pick in the 2016 draft.