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Grading the Dejounte Murray Trade

The Hawks earn an A for teaming Murray with Trae Young, but for the Spurs it’s TBD, especially if it ultimately means Victor Wembanyama.

Grading the Dejounte Murray Trade
 

The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade Dejounte Murray to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Danilo Gallinari, three future first-round picks and future first-round pick swap, CBS Sports HQ’s Bill Reiter confirmed Wednesday. The Spurs will get a 2023 first-round pick via the Charlotte Hornets, and unprotected 2025 and 2027 first-round picks via the Hawks. The pick swap between the Spurs and Hawks will be in 2026.

Let’s grade the trade.

Hawks (A)

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Dejounte Murray

After their surprise run to the Eastern Conference finals in 2021, the Hawks appeared to be a team on the rise. Instead, they took a step back last season and had to pull off a big comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in tournament just to sneak into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

In January, when the team was still floundering under .500, GM Travis Schlenk gave an interesting interview in which he admitted to reading too much into their 2021 playoff run. “Maybe I need to lower my expectations for this team,” Schlenk said. “I have to accept that responsibility that maybe it wasn’t such a great idea to bring everybody back. That’s on me.”

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