The Atlanta Hawks have struggled to meet expectations this season, but that hasn’t stopped rising star Dejounte Murray from putting together a solid first year with the team.
Statistically, the 26-year-old is enjoying one of the best offensive seasons of his career, and he’s doing so despite playing alongside a very high-usage player in Trae Young.
Murray is averaging 20.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game this season.
He’s shooting 46.6 percent from the field, and perhaps more notably, he’s hitting 36.1 percent of his shots from deep.
That’s one of the best 3-point shooting clips of his career, and it’s part of the reason why he was recently able to earn a big bonus.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks explained that Murray earned a $500,000 bonus by hitting his 123rd 3-pointer of the season earlier this week.
The Atlanta guard has earned a $500K bonus for 123 made three pointers this season.
Atlanta is now $1.1M below the tax and the Murray cap hit in 2023-24 will get adjusted to $18.2M.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 11, 2023
In addition to maintaining a solid 3-point shooting clip this season, Murray is also attempting more triples than ever before.
He’s taking 5.6 shots per game from beyond the arc, which is the highest mark of his career.
The one-time All-Star has certainly come a long way since the beginning of his career when it was very rare for him to take shots from 3-point range.
Murray helped the Hawks get a win on Friday, pushing Atlanta’s record back over .500 at 34-33.
The squad would land in the play-in tournament if the regular season ended today, but it still has an outside chance at earning an outright playoff bid in the Eastern Conference.
Murray and company are still looking to turn Atlanta’s season around before it’s too late.NEXT: Atlanta Hawks Star Had A Career Night On Friday