Report: Milwaukee agree teams to sign Atlanta key player in a blockbuster trade

Atlanta Hawks star named as potential trade target for Milwaukee Bucks in the 2024 offseason
As things stand, the Milwaukee Bucks may need to strengthen their backcourt rotation by adding another guard. One of the choices that can be explored during the 2024 offseason is Atlanta Hawks All-Star Dejounte. Murray was

selected 29th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2016 NBA Draft, joining Pascal Siakam, Jamal Murray, and Jaylen Brown. When Tony Parker was injured in the second round against the Houston Rockets during his first season, the point guard took over as the starter.

Although the Spurs advanced that year and finally lost to the Golden State Warriors, Murray’s ability was obvious from the start. He played five seasons for San Antonio, averaging 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

The Atlanta Hawks acquired Murray from San Antonio in 2022, pairing him with All-Star guard Trae Young. The rationale behind this move was to add a shot creator in the backcourt as well as a defensive guard to compensate for Young’s shortcomings there. That deal backfired, as the fit between them did not result in playoff success for the Hawks.

Dejounte Murray, an Atlanta Hawks guard, is projected to be the Milwaukee Bucks’ trade target this offseason.

After months of trade speculations, there is a good probability Atlanta will trade either Young or Murray this offseason. According to Cem Yolbulan’s piece for Behind the Buck Pass, there are multiple reasons why signing the one-time All-Star makes sense for Milwaukee’s nucleus of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard.

“The 27-year-old combo guard did not perform well in Atlanta, but he remains a valuable player. He has consistently improved his three-point shot, making a career-high 2.6 threes last season on 36.3% shooting. He can play pick-and-roll, set up shots for teammates, and score in a number of ways.

Defensively, he is not the wrecking ball he once was in San Antonio, but he remains an above-average option, giving him a nice match alongside Lillard. “He can handle the tough defensive assignments on the perimeter while Lillard saves his energy for the offensive end,” Yolbulan wrote.

Murray outperforms Milwaukee’s starting shooting guard, Malik Beasley, on both offense and defense. This prospective acquisition will give Milwaukee a more potent backcourt tandem, making the Greek Freak’s job simpler next season.
It remains to be known which guard Milwaukee will target in the offseason. In any case, the front office can’t go wrong by pursuing

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