Spurs announce point guard Dejounte Murray has torn ACL

Ruben Hill
October 9, 2018

After hearing the news that his teammate, Dejounte Murray, would miss the 2018-19 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee in Sunday's 108-93 preseason loss to the Rockets, Rudy Gay couldn't offer any advice to Murray just yet.

In the second quarter, Murray dropped to the ground after planting to jump toward the basket while driving on a fast break.

Spurs officials brought out a wheelchair to take him off the court, but Murray refused and got to his feet.

In his second year in the National Basketball Association last season, Murray took over for Tony Parker as the Spurs' starting point guard, averaging 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Parker signed with Charlotte in the offseason.

Murray was the youngest player in National Basketball Association history to ever be named to an All-Defensive team last season.

Coach Gregg Popovich told reporters no starter has been determined yet, but he did discuss the role second-year guard Derrick White could play going forward. He was named to the All-NBA defensive team last season.

The Spurs will also be without rookie shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV for 6-8 weeks, as a result of a torn right medial meniscus.

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