The San Antonio Spurs next superstar Dejounte Murray was supposed to have his NBA “I’ve Arrived” party last season. Murray was so good in preparing for it that the Spurs moved him into the starting lineup and let the legendary 5x champ Tony Parker play his final season in Charlotte.
But Murray suffered a season ending injury before his party got going. He recently said the Spurs “saved my life” as he battled to recover. And recover he has…
In the video above, you can see exactly why the Spurs are so interested in the dynamic young guard. He can do everything, including something nobody else in the league can — Murray can play effective one-on-one defense on James Harden. It’s just one play — Harden still scored 40 with ten rebounds and seven assists, mostly against a different defender (Lonnie Walker).
But the Harden clampdown by Murray shows the future the Spurs would like to see. Though any future that includes routinely stopping Harden seems pretty far off, just now.) Murray also contributed 20 points as the Spurs easily handled the Rockets in this preseason contest, 128-114.