NBA insider Anthony Slater from The Athletic reports that the Golden State Warriors are not showing strong interest in trading for Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray, despite widespread expectations of the Hawks moving Murray before the February 8 trade deadline. Murray has been linked to several teams, including the Warriors, Lakers, Knicks, Nets, Raptors, and Pistons. According to Slater’s coverage of the Warriors, their interest in Murray appears lukewarm at best.
“Mike Dunleavy Jr. had an extensive conversation with Atlanta general manager Landry Fields before a recent Hawks game, as reported by Slater. However, any potential interest in Dejounte Murray, listed as the No. 1 player on The Athletic’s trade deadline big board, is minimal, suggesting no imminent trade. Murray, with a four-year, $114 million deal, boasts impressive season averages of 21.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.3 blocks, shooting efficiently. Meanwhile, NBA insider Brian Windhorst notes that the Warriors are uninterested in trading Klay Thompson or Draymond Green, with potential trades involving Chris Paul and/or Andrew Wiggins if pursued this season.”
With a current record of 20-24, the Warriors find themselves in 12th place in the Western Conference standings, despite Stephen Curry’s impressive average of 27.5 points. As of now, Golden State wouldn’t qualify for the NBA play-in tournament. Many NBA insiders anticipate the Lakers acquiring Dejounte Murray, given his shared agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The destination for Murray and potential moves by the Warriors remain intriguing storylines to watch as the season progresses.