Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 6:35pm

DEJOUNTE MURRAY MOVED TO ATLANTA!

The Atlanta Hawks acquired guard Dejounte Murray and center/forward Jock Landale from the San Antonio Spurs for a protected first-round draft pick in 2023, a first-round draft pick in 2025, a first-round draft pick in 2027, the right to swap first-round draft picks in 2026 and forward/center Danilo Gallinari.

What does it give the Atlanta Hawks
In Murray, the Hawks land an emerging star who plays the game exceptionally well at both ends of the floor. While he was the quarterback of the Spurs, Murray will need to adjust to playing off the ball a lot more now that he is in Atlanta. His presence should be a huge boost for superstar point guard Trae Young (if not for his own statistics). Landale adds big-man depth.

What does it give the San Antonio Spurs
This trade signals that San Antonio is now in it for the long haul--and then some. Moving Murray out at this time officially starts the clock on the Spurs' lengthy rebuilding plan. Landing three first-round draft picks is huge, plus they also get to swap with Atlanta in round 1 of the '26 draft if they choose to. As for veteran big man Gallinari, expect him to be waived.

Fantasy impact
In terms of fantasy value, Murray's stock has probably dipped a bit now that he will have the basketball a lot less as a member of the Hawks. His defense is the biggest reason why Atlanta spent major future assets to acquire him, so be careful with him. Do not draft him too highly. Gallinari still has fantasy value but he is unlikely to be a member of the Spurs in '22-23. Therefore, keep an eye on him. Landale has little to offer from a fantasy perspective.

Player focus

Atlanta Hawks

Dejounte Murray G

San Antonio Spurs

protected first-round draft pick - Round 1 in 2023

Draft pick - Round 1 in 2025

Draft pick - Round 1 in 2027

right to swap first-round draft picks in 2026

Danilo Gallinari F/C