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Happy birthday to Dejounte Murray

No quarter-life crisis in this man’s future.

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He was drafted in 2016, just completed what should have been his fourth season (he was out in 2018-19 with an ACL injury). He’s taken over as the leader of the Spurs offense, and yet his is just a mere quarter-century old.

That’s youth movement for you.

Dejounte was handed the starting point guard spot three seasons ago from Tony Parker. When Parker took that spot, Dejounte was five years old. That was the first major change in the position for the franchise in quite some time.

In many ways, the transition had the appearance of similar Spurs changing of the guards that maintain the attitude of team over player. But Murray has made this team his own and his leadership role grows as his rehabilitation enables him to player longer minutes and stronger possessions.

Before the pandemic, Murray signed a four-year extension giving fans hope that he will be with the Silver & Black for a long time.

Happy birthday, Dejounte.

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