Reacting to B/R’s Top 3 NY Knicks trade targets article

NY Knicks, Dejounte Murray (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, Dejounte Murray, Reggie Bullock, Goran Dragic
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Is Dejounte Murray the NY Knicks’ Dream Target?

Dejounte Murray has always been a fun player to watch but this season he’s really elevated his game to an entirely different level.

I haven’t seen a Point Guard stuff the stat sheet as he does since Prime Russell Westbrook.

Russ may have been able to put up 35 a night back when, but where Murray lacks in comparison on the offensive end, he makes up for some of the best perimeter defense in the league.

The kid is averaging two steals per game and barely turns the ball over.

He has nearly a 4 to 1 assist to turnover ratio this season on top of career-high averages in points, rebounds, and assists.

So I get why Bleacher Report thinks Murray would be a dream target.

"Stabilizing the point guard position would be a start, with Murray serving as the perfect floor general for this squad. His elite point-of-attack defense would be a dream come true for Tom Thibodeau to build around, and the 25-year-old has blossomed offensively this season with 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 8.9 assists per game. If the Spurs believe rookie Josh Primo is their future at point guard, the Knicks should see what Murray would cost."

For the record, I gave an example of what I think it would take for the Knicks to pry Murray away from the Spurs, not a trade I would be willing to consider.

The reason being that the Spurs have little to no reason to want to trade Murray whatsoever. At least not now.

Sure, The Spurs stink and should be tanking…but that’s not a reason to trade a 25-year-old star in the making on a super team-friendly contract who’s having the season of his life.

Maybe they trade him in two years when he’s on an expiring contract instead of losing him for nothing that offseason.

But that’s only if they’re still bad by then.

As much as I’d love Dejounte Murray on the Knicks, San Antonio has very little reason to trade him and I wouldn’t want to give up a King’s Ransom for a non-superstar caliber player.