The Atlanta Hawks are trading Danilo Gallinari and multiple first-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2022
Full deal for the Hawks-Spurs trade of Dejounte Murray:
Hawks get Dejounte Murray
Spurs get Danilo Gallinari, 2025 first round pick, 2027 first round pick, 2026 swap and 2023 Charlotte protected first.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) June 29, 2022
This is a home run acquisition for Travis Schlenk, Landry Fields, and Tony Ressler. Murray is an All-Star, and the first Trae Young will play with in his career. He averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, and 8.3 rebounds last season and is no slouch on the defensive end of the court. The former Washington Huskie is one of the best defensive guards in the game and is on an extremely team-friendly deal. Murray is due $32 million over the next two seasons, and you can bet the Hawks will look to extend him well before he tests free agency.
The Hawks somehow hung on to John Collins through all of this, but I’m still not sure if he’s in their future plans. The latest rumors suggested Collins was done with Atlanta, but this trade has the potential to change a lot of things.