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  • On Wednesday, 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray posted print and video to his Snapchat Story. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation in a Spurs use facility. Photo: Snapchat Screenshots

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On Wednesday, 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray posted print and video to his Snapchat Story. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation in a Spurs use facility.

On Wednesday, 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray posted print and video to his Snapchat Story. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation in a Spurs use facility.


Photo: Snapchat Screenshots

On Wednesday, 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray posted print and video to his Snapchat Story. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation in a Spurs use facility.

On Wednesday, 20-year-old rookie Dejounte Murray posted print and video to his Snapchat Story. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation in a Spurs use facility.


Photo: Snapchat Screenshots

Click forward to perspective 18 things to know about Spurs breeze collect Dejounte Murray.

Emerald City chosen
Murray was inherited and lifted in Seattle. He attend Rainier Beach High School and was a 2015 Parade All-American, a 2015 Washington Gatorade Men’s Basketball Player of a Year, WIAA Mr. Basketball, and a Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune Player of a Year.
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Emerald City elite
Murray was inherited and lifted in Seattle. He attend Rainier Beach High School and was a 2015 Parade All-American, the … more


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Waiting is a hardest partial
Nineteen breeze prospects convened in a NBA’s “green room,” watchful to hear commissioner Adam Silver call their name. Murray waited scarcely 31/2 hours before his was called. When he left, usually dual players remained behind.

“I had to lay a prolonged time, though we didn’t pout,” Murray said. “I didn’t try to uncover zero negative, attempted to stay positive. we feel like I’m going to a best classification in a NBA.” less


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Pop wants to make him good
Murray pronounced he spoke with Spurs manager Gregg Popovich quickly after being drafted. “He told me they wish to spin me into a good actor like they did Kawhi.”

Speaking of Kawhi Leonard…
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Pop wants to make him great
Murray pronounced he spoke with Spurs manager Gregg Popovich quickly after being drafted. “He told me they wish to spin me into a good actor like they did Kawhi.”

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The 2016-2017 Spurs deteriorate is over, though budding star Dejounte Murray hasn’t stopped working. 

On Wednesday, days after his rookie deteriorate came to an finish in a Western Conference Finals, a 20-year-old posted print and video to his Snapchat Story that appears to uncover him already behind to work. He spent one of a initial days of his postseason vacation behind in a Spurs use facility. 


Around 7 p.m., he common a print of his feet on a hardwood and snapped a video while holding a break. 

Murray was a Spurs’ late first-round breeze collect final June.

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Express-News Spurs contributor Jabari Young discusses a growth of a Spurs immature core, including Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson and Jonathon Simmons.


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When starting indicate ensure Tony Parker postulated a season-ended damage to his left quadriceps tendon during a Western Conference Semi-Finals opposite a Houston Rockets, Murray was one of a initial to assistance lift him off a court. He went on to shelve adult double number mins and stir Coach Gregg Popovich.

“Dejounte was a rookie of all rookies on a team,” Popovich pronounced in his exit talk with reporters. “He showed a lot of courage. He was never fazed.”

Murray will be in his second year subsequent deteriorate and is scheming accordingly, judging by his Snapchat activity. 

“I feel like we got better. That’s a many critical thing,” Murray said. “Now it’s time to take it even some-more critical this summer and take a subsequent step.”

Lorenzo Romar, who coached Murray during a University of Washington, formerly attested to a rising star’s work ethic in a gym.

“He usually has an inherited adore of a game,” Romar pronounced of Murray. “You wish to make him comfortable, so we contend to him, ‘You wish to go shopping? You wish to get something to eat.’ But he says, ‘No, usually uncover me a gym. You guys do what we want, and I’ll be excellent there.'”

Murray’s active amicable media participation might be a monument for a mostly silent Spurs, though not for him. Before a deteriorate started, Murray was already regulating his change for good.

In September, a high propagandize fan used Instagram to throng source supports to buy a NBA 2K17 video game. Murray held breeze of it and paid for diversion in full with a note that said: “This is from Dejounte Murray. Stay in school!”

He has consistently used Twitter to support his teammates via a season. He asked for prayers for LaMarcus Aldridge and called Kawhi Leonard “so special.” 

On May 22, he gave himself a well-deserved pat on a back

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“Man Where we Come From NBA Ain’t A Option, we Beat All Odds And Made It Out, I’m Blessed To Finish My Rookie Year, Time To Take Another Step,” he tweeted. 

Murray’s high propagandize manager pronounced he doesn’t have “an opinion or chip on his shoulder” and would be peaceful to do whatever it takes to attain with a Spurs. He combined that Murray came from a “tough small background.” 

“My lifestyle is opposite from a lot of kids around here,” Murray told a Tacoma News Tribune in Mar 2015. “It was tough for me, not carrying a mom and dad. we was relocating from residence to house, vital with my grandma who was lifting 12 of us. It usually puts a grin on my face since we came a prolonged way.”

Staff writers Jeff McDonald and  Tom Orsborn contributed to this report. 

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