The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly signed point guard Dejounte Murray to a four-year $64 million dollar contract extension according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. That contract is fully guaranteed for the 23-year-old. San Antonio has confirmed the initial report with a press release.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2019
Murray is coming off a lost season where he tore his ACL in the preseason. San Antonio is very high on Dejounte Murray, and he is high on himself too. Before the unfortunate injury, Murray said he is ready to lead San Antonio the season after the departure of Kawhi Leonard.
The contract Murray signed is also laden with incentives that could boost the total value up to $70 million according to John Hollinger of The Athletic. Those incentives are as follows:
On top of his four-year $64M deal, he’ll get an added $500k in any year his TS% is 58 or higher. Not bloody likely, since his career TS% is 49.2, but certainly an incentive to shoot efficiently. He also can get $500k if he nets at least 125 3s in a season; he’s converted 19 for his career entering this season.
San Antonio seems to be betting on Dejounte Murray becoming something that he has never been before: a 3-point shooter. The Spurs have traditionally never been the type of team to jack up threes in such a manner, and Murray has only attempted 58 of them for his career. However, he now has many (millions) of incentives to keep working on his long-range shot