Murray (knee) underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Murray suffered a torn ACL during the preseason, and it's expected that he'll be sidelined for the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign. Given the timing of the injury, however, Murray will have a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2019-2020 season.
Murray suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and is considered out indefinitely, Tom Orsborn of San Antonio Express-News reports. Murray suffered the non-contact injury during Sunday's preseason game against the Rockets and a follow-up MRI has now confirmed the diagnosis. While surgery has yet to be scheduled, the up-and-coming point guard will likely miss the entire season, which is a tough blow for a player looking to make that third-year jump in play. With Murray sidelined for the foreseeable future, Patty Mills will be relied upon more at point guard, while Derrick White should now play a fairly significant role in the rotation. In addition, DeMar DeRozan could be used even more as a facilitator in his first season in San Antonio. Look for another updated timetable to be provided once Murray undergoes surgery.
Murray suffered a right knee injury during Sunday's preseason matchup with the Rockets and won't return, Jabari Young of The Athletic reports. Murray appeared to be in significant pain following the injury and the Spurs' medical staff considered wheeling him off the floor in a wheel chair. However, Murray wound up walking to the locker room under his own power, which provides some optimism the injury may not force an extended absence. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Murray will have an MRI performed on the knee Monday, so we should have a better idea of the severity once those test results are released. Tentatively consider him questionable for Wednesday's preseason tilt with the Hawks.
Murray registered eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and two steals across 15 minutes during the Spurs' 104-100 preseason win over the Heat on Sunday. The Spurs' starting point guard got the exhibition slate off to a strong start, filling out the stat sheet in trademark fashion. Murray has the top job all to himself this season following Tony Parker's offseason departure, a role he began preparing for last season when he logged 48 starts and averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals over 81 total games.
Murray had his team option for the 2019-20 season picked up by the Spurs on Thursday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports. It's a no-brainer for the Spurs, as Murray has been designated by the organization as the team's point guard of the future. With Tony Parker leaving San Antonio during free agency, Murray will only have Patty Mills to compete with at the position, so he should have no troubles significantly increasing his playing time from the 21.5 minutes per game he averaged last year. With the expected jump in workload, Murray will be a fairly intriguing breakout candidate, especially if he can improve on his brutal 26.5 percent clip from behind the arc.
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