Dejounte Murray and his agent made it known that he was not going to extend his contract with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason, according to RealGM.
This is likely the reason he was moved from the Spurs, and it makes sense business-wise for Murray and his team.
Murray was recently traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a package including three first-round picks, rights to swap another first-round pick, and forward Danilo Gallinari.
The Spurs could only offer him a 20% increase in salary off his current $16.6 million deal, which is below market value for the All-Star guard.
Murray will earn a base salary of $17,714,000 next season before becoming a restricted free agent in 2024.
The 25-year-old averaged career-high numbers in 2022 with 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists last season with San Antonio.
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