Report: Hawks acquire Dejounte Murray from Spurs for Gallinari, three first-round picks

Update/deal official:  Spurs acquire a protected 2023 first round draft pick, two unprotected first round picks in 2025 and 2027, the rights to swap 2026 first round picks and forward Danilo Gallinari from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Dejounte Murray and center Jock Landale.

Rumors have been circulating for weeks that Spurs guard Dejounte Murray could be on the move, and according to reports, it’s going to happen.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Hawks are sending Danilo Gallinari, a 2023 first-round pick via Charlotte, and their own 2025 and 2027 first-round picks to the Spurs in the deal for Murray; the Spurs will also get a pick swap in 2026.

The 2025 and 2027 first-rounders are unprotected Atlanta first-round picks, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

For San Antonio, the rebuild continues as they add more picks after having three first-round choices in the 2022 NBA Draft. 

The Hawks are looking to compete for a title as the 25-year-old Murray joins Trae Young in the Hawks’ backcourt. In the 2020-21 season, the Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals, but last season they lost to the Heat in five in the first round of the playoffs.

Murray, a first-time All-Star last season, averaged 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and a league-best 2.0 steals per contest, all career-highs. The five-year veteran has one year left on his contract and will be a free agent in 2024. 

Hawks’ GM: ‘Danilo(Gallinari) checks a lot of boxes for what we have prioritized

The Atlanta Hawks have acquired forward Danilo Gallinari  and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a conditional 2025 second-round pick in a sign-and-trade transaction, the team announced on Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s a three-year, $61.5 million contract.

“Danilo checks a lot of boxes for what we have prioritized. We wanted to add productive veterans and high-level shooting to our group and he provides both. At his size, he is one of the league’s most versatile and efficient scorers and he has proven to be the type of veteran you want in your locker room,” said Hawks President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Travis Schlenk.

Last season in 62 games with Oklahoma City, the 6-foot-10 native of Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy averaged 18.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.6 minutes (.438 FG%, .405 3FG%, .893 FT%), ranking 16th in the league in three-pointers made (178), tied for 19th in three-point percentage and sixth in free-throw percentage. Over the last two seasons, the 11-year veteran has averaged 19.3 points while shooting .418 3FGs (on 6.2 3FGA per game).

The 32-year-old Gallinari was the sixth overall pick by the Knicks in the 2008 NBA Draft following an Italian League MVP season with Olimpia Milano.