Dejounte Murray is staying with the Hawks.
NBA insider Shams Charania (The Athletic, Stadium) reported earlier today that the Hawks were about to sign off on a four-year, $120 million deal to keep Murray on the team. The deal, arranged between the team and the CEO of Clutch Sports Rich Paul, carries a player option and is said to be team friendly.
Atlanta Hawks All-Star Dejounte Murray and CEO of Klutch Sports Rich Paul are finalizing a four-year, $120 million veteran maximum extension with the franchise, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Deal includes a player option.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2023
This contract extension averts one of the Hawks biggest stars defecting to free agency and keeps the nucleus of the Murray-Trae Young tandem intact. It also expands the financial options the Hawks have with future salary cap flexibility.
The Hawks have not publically commented on or confirmed the reported deal as of 9:10 PM tonight, but Young and Murray had commented on social media.
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 7, 2023
In addition to the Murray news, the Hawks also announced that they have signed recent additions Miles Norris and Seth Lundy to two-way contracts. No details about the contracts were disclosed per team policy.
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