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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Spurs announce PG Dejounte Murray suffered torn ACL

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San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray made big strides in his second NBA season last year and was expected to take on an even bigger role going forward, but those plans will have to wait after the 22-year-old suffered a serious knee injury.

Murray left Sunday’s preseason game against the Houston Rockets, and the Spurs announced on Monday that an MRI revealed he tore his ACL.

The timeline for Murray’s return is uncertain, but he likely won’t be able to play at all during the 2018-2019 season.

Murray was the Spurs’ starting point guard for the majority of last season, averaging 8.1 points and 21.5 minutes per game. His emergence is one of the reasons Tony Parker fell down the depth chart and decided to leave San Antonio, and we had Murray listed as one of our 10 breakout players to watch heading into next season. With the Spurs getting younger and DeMar DeRozan now in the mix, the injury to Murray could not be more disappointing.

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