Could The Warriors Pull Off A Deal For Dejounte Murray?
The Golden State Warriors have been a disappointment this season, falling far from their usual status as a dominant championship contender in the NBA. With a record of 18-21, it’s clear they need a massive change to get back on track.
In light of this, several players are now being linked to the Warriors, especially considering that the NBA trade season is underway. One such player is Atlanta Hawks combo guard Dejounte Murray, as recently mentioned by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater.
“People talk about Atlanta, well Atlanta is kinda reverting into more rebuild mode, so they might trade Dejounte Murray – by the way, who is another name. I know he’s more of a guard, but that’s a name to at least monitor on the Warriors front,” Slater said.
Bogged down by inconsistency, internal drama, aging vets, and general roster problems, the Warriors could definitely push for a trade. With Murray’s adept ball-handling skills and 20-point per game production, he could provide relief and additional firepower the Warriors are looking for.
Bearing this in mind, a trade package, which includes Moses Moody, Chris Paul, and others, might spark interest from the Hawks, according to the proposal by Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale.
Atlanta Hawks Receive: Moses Moody, Chris Paul, Cory Joseph, 2026 first-round pick (top-four protection), 2026 second-round pick (its own), 2028 second-round pick (its own)
Golden State Warriors Receive: De’Andre Hunter, Dejounte Murray
“Though Murray’s defense has slipped a notch or two this year, he’s absolutely an upgrade over what Golden State is doing now—particularly with Gary Payton II sidelined. The Warriors would still skew small if they tried playing him with Stephen Curry and Brandin Podziemski, but that’s a more palatable mini trio than one with 38-year-old, 6’0″ Paul.
Hunter’s inclusion is either prohibitive or a home run. He has three years and $69.9 million left on his contract after this one, is a suboptimal rebounder and passer and not a lockdown defender. But he has nailed his threes when healthy and, most critically, been much better than Andrew Wiggins this season.”