The season has come to an end for the San Antonio Spurs.
The team got worked by the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night in the pivotal play-in game and were sent packing after a rough, up-and-down season.
The team is still a few years away from being in playoff contention again but there are some promising bright spots for the squad.
Perhaps the brightest is Dejounte Murray, the team’s new leader who is doing incredible work.
Dejounte Murray joined Michael Jordan (1988-89) as the only players in NBA history to average 20+ PPG, 8+ RPG, 8+ APG and 2+ SPG in a season. pic.twitter.com/64Ss7Mfw2Q
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) April 13, 2022
Murray just passed a wild NBA milestone: he joined Michael Jordan (in the 1988-89 season) as the only NBA player in history to average 20+ points, 8+ rebounds, 8+ assists, and 2+ steals per game in a season.
It goes without saying that being in a small class with Jordan is a huge honor.
So what’s next for the up-and-coming Spurs superstar?
Dejounte Doing It
Murray has been in the league since 2016 and has a career average of 12.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.8 assists.
However, he has stepped it up this year and is putting up 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists.
That’s a major uptick in productivity and shows that Murray is really playing at a brand new level now.
Because of his hard work, Murray was selected as an All-Star this year, for the first time in his career.
He is currently in the midst of a four-year, $64 million contract with San Antonio.
The front office obviously believes he could be the future of the team, he just needs a few more powerful pieces working around him.
Murray just had an incredible season and is ready to keep it up next year.
With a few tweaks and additions to the team, Murray could be finally making noise in the playoffs next year.NEXT: Former NBA Star Ponders A Blockbuster Gregg Popovich Trade