August 11, 2022

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NBA Market, Galinary at San Antonio Spurs: Trade with Dejounte Murray

Danilo Galinari is no longer a Atlanta Hawks player. As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, Blue is included in the exchange with three of the best shots in the draft (Charlotte protected in 2023 and two Atlanta in 2025 and 2027, both without protection) and the possibility of a choice exchange in 2026 With San Antonio Spurs to get to the All-Star Dejounte Murray, who then became Trae Young’s new partner in the Georgia backcountry. More than for technical reasons, Gallinari was used mainly for salary reasonsHis contract for the 2022-23 season is already in place Only partially guaranteed and Spurs can cut it Saving a significant portion of the $21 million foreseen by his agreement, allowing him to return to the free agent market and find a new team. So it is not certain that Gallinari will play in Texas next seasonAlso because Spurs – by giving up Murray’s best player – have made their team worse in order to give themselves more chances in terms of the draft, Especially in 2023 due to the possibility of French phenomenon Victor Wimpanyama. A scenario, however, that fits poorly with the ambitions of Gallinari, whose 34-year-old is willing to risk his chances of winning the NBA title. rival.

The exchange on the Atlanta Hawks side

Dejaunt Murray was an All-Star last season, to establish himself as one of the league’s most improved players in his sixth year in the NBA. However He is still only 25 years old, and is under contract until 2024 for a sum of no more than $17 milliona very favorable deal for the teams that own it – and the reason Atlanta is betting so hard on it, Give three first options for the draft (Two of them are not protectedwhich happens very rarely except for the absolute stars in the league) And the exchange of choice in 2026 (So ​​Tottenham would have the right to pick instead of Atlanta if their pick were in a better position, giving up their choice in return), effectively relinquishing control of their picks for the 2025-2026-2027 triennium. However, the extremely high price of Excellent player but not of the highest levelWith his backing up with Trae Young who will have to make up for the shortcomings in terms of defense and play off the ball.

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