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.
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 just six points (2-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), and eight rebounds in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 99-91 loss to Golden State.
Murray had a disappointing end to his season, seeing just 18 minutes of playing time Tuesday. Poor performance aside, Murray has had a breakout season after usurping Tony Parker as the starter early on in the piece. His offensive game is a working progress but he has established himself as an elite rebounder from the point guard position with the ability to rack up a number of defensive stats.
Murray went for nine points (3-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 16 minutes during San Antonio's 110-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Murray's contributions were improved over those of Game 2, but he still saw well under 20 minutes for the second consecutive contest. The second-year guard was efficient relative to playing time, but with the cap on his playing time over the first three games of the series, it's difficult to trust him as anything more than a deep DFS tournament play heading into Sunday's Game 4.
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