While the Spurs would be just fine with keeping Murray, they clearly are also exploring what type of haul they could receive in return. Fischer reported they had spoken to the Hawks about Murray prior to the NBA Draft as well.
Zach Klein of WSB-TV reported the proposed package would involve Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari and draft picks, and Fischer followed by reporting he is hearing the same. The deal would not involve Hawks forward John Collins, who is believed to be available, as we relayed here.
Murray, 25, is 6-foot-4 and plays both guard spots. He has been with the Spurs all six years of his career, missing the entire 2018-19 season after suffering a torn ACL. Last year, he made his first All-Star Game appearance in averaging 21.1 points, 9.2 assists and 8.3 rebounds.
For the Hawks, teaming Murray with Trae Young would mean an explosive backcourt that would be among the NBA’s most lethal. If they can avoid giving up Collins to do it, the potential deal undoubtedly would be one worth making.
One year after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, the Hawks had to qualify for the playoffs via the play-in tournament. They then lost to the Heat in five games in the first round.