Ever since the departure of Kawhi Leonard in 2018, the San Antonio Spurs have been on the hunt for a franchise star to build around and lead them to the future. The team that made their money with quiet success has continued to chug along competently since they traded Leonard away, but to the eyes of the NBA, Popovich has been the true star of this team as the consensus best coach in the league.
Well, it looks like the team might have found the heir to San Antonio’s tradition of quiet, homegrown stars: Dejounte Murray. Check this surprising stat from Thursday’s narrow 106-107 loss to the Portland Trailblazers:
In this modern age of basketball, you’d expect there to be a much higher franchise record for triple-doubles. But that’s just a testament to the team-ball San Antonio has always been known for. Dejounte Murray fits right into that.