There have been a lot of rumors about the Spurs star recently, specifically that he’ll be leaving the team soon, reportedly for the the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for John Collins.
But how much truth is behind that rumor?
I don’t believe the Spurs are actively shopping Murray, but listening to teams w/ big offers is responsible management.
I’d also be surprised if any potential deal resulted in Collins landing in SA. Feels like part of larger multi-team idea w/ SA interested in other assets.
— Matthew Tynan (@Matthew_Tynan) June 27, 2022
Spurs writer Matthew Tynan isn’t having it.
“I don’t believe the Spurs are actively shopping Murray, but listening to teams w/ big offers is responsible management,” Tynan said.
He also added that he doesn’t see Collins signing with the Spurs.
Instead, he thinks all of this talk is part of a multi-team idea with San Antonio interested in other trade assets.
Are Murray’s days with the Spurs numbered?
So Long, Spurs?
The Spurs deciding to trade Murray right now is both stupid and smart at the same time.
The idea is ill-conceived because Murray has come alive for San Antonio lately and had a stellar season with the team, playing the best ball of his career.
However, trading him now actually makes sense because his trade value has never been higher.
Other teams are willing to offer a lot more for the player right now because he did so well.
So the Spurs are in a bind: do they double down on Murray and stick with him or do they try to use him a trade chip and build the team up by using and losing him?
The Spurs feel like they’re just a few pieces away from returning to true greatness.
Is trading Murray the best way to get them back to that level?