Dejounte Murray becomes only the 2nd person in the last 15 seasons to achieve this staggering feat and still didn’t feature in the All-Defensive team

Having made a name for himself this season, Dejounte Murray has surely been robbed of a place in the All-Defensive team.

Dejounte Murray deserved a spot in the All-Defensive Team
Dejounte Murray deserved a spot in the All-Defensive Team

Dejounte Murray, a name few recognized prior to this season, now he is the runner-up of the Most Improved Player Award, behind superstar Ja Morant. He was named a first-time All-Star this season, and there is no doubt that he has been a two-way force for the San Antonio Spurs this season. He averaged 21.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 9.2 APG, and 2.0 SPG this season, and this was clearly a fantastic breakout year for him from a statistical standpoint. 

He has emerged as an elite point guard in the league who has staggering numbers to his name, things weren’t always so smooth for Dejounte Murray. Recently, Dejounte Murray shared a story about how he was in juvenile detention 10 years ago and was told by the guards that he’d be “right back” when he told them he’d change his life. He also stated that now, “them same guards” were “asking for pictures and my autograph”:

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Dejounte Murray averages 2 SPG and yet isn’t on the the All-Defensive Team

Dejounte Murray
Dejounte Murray

The NBA announced the results of the Most Improved Player of the Year voting in the last week of April, with Ja Morant taking home the annual award. But the superstar guard of Memphis only won by a slight margin, with Dejounte Murray a mere 38 points behind him as the runner-up. There is no doubt the former 29th overall pick deserved consideration for this esteemed hardware, as he raised his points, rebounds, assists, steals, and shooting percentages from a season ago. Most impressive was all his growth came in his first year as the go-to option for the Spurs

However, everybody expected Murray to make it to the All-Defensive NBA team with surprising sturdiness in defense. Everybody was left shocked as the All-Defensive team had no Murray in it. The San-Antonio Spurs point guard has been rock solid in defense and averages 2 Steals Per Game, above everybody else in the league. The only other instance of this happening in recent history has been Stephen cuury in 2016 !

The fans slammed the NBA on Twitter for not acknowledging the efforts of Murray in defense.

In the future in his 2022,2023 seasons he could be in the league of extraordinary performers and playing at his best, Dejounte Dashaun Murray is also the franchise player for san Antonio. and they are planning on constructing a competition around him in order to explore his full potential.

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Gregg popovich and Dejounte Murray

Unfortunately, the San Antonio Spurs did not manage to advance past the play-in tournament stage this year. However, they could definitely be a better team next season if some of their other young players improve, such as Keldon Johnson. Dejounte Murray wasn’t able to bring the San Antonio Spurs to the playoffs this year, but perhaps that will change next season.