Rumor mill: Spurs have ‘little interest’ in acquiring Hawks’ Trae Young

Another report surfaces, claiming the Spurs are not looking to acquire the All-Star guard.

SAN ANTONIO — There’s been plenty of buzz about a possible paring of Hawks’ Trae Young and Victor Wembayama in San Antonio, but according to a new report, that may not come to fruition.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Jake Fischer, San Antonio’s interest in acquiring Young is “vastly overstated,” with “little interest” shown. 

This should not come as a surprise.

NBA Sports’ Kirk Helin also reported that a team-up with Young and Victor Wembanyama is not likely to happen as the Spurs do not see how the pair will fit together. “League sources have told NBC Sports not to bet on that happening, as San Antonio doesn’t see Young as a fit with Wembanyama going forward,” Helin reported. 

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It makes sense why there are rumors about Young heading to the Spurs. San Antonio needs to create space for Wemby, and Young is one of the better perimeter shooters in the league (43% shooting and 37% three-point shooting last season in Atlanta). He also averaged 25.7 points per game last season and is a solid facilitator (10.8 assists per game in 2023-24).

So that you know, there are rumors that the Spurs want to acquire another guard from the Atlanta roster: Dejounte Murray.

Helin also reports that if the Spurs want to add an established point guard for the long-term rebuild with Wembanyama, they might turn to the former point guard.

Helin reports, “The Spurs might be more interested in the Hawks’ Dejounte Murray if he is available.”

The Spurs reportedly explored a deal for Murray at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline.

Bringing back Murray would address the need for a veteran point guard. Pairing him with Wembanyama would be a boon for the team and bring a veteran, All-Star presence.

RELATED: Spurs reportedly have ‘exploratory interest’ in former guard Dejounte Murray

San Antonio has plenty of assets to make a deal with Atlanta, but will the team pull the trigger on a significant deal with the team that has repeatedly said it is in no rush to hurry the rebuild?

Murray played for the Spurs from 2016-22 before being traded to the Hawks in 2022. His four-year, $114 million extension begins in the 2024-25 season.

He averaged 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 45.9% shooting from the field, and 1.4 steals per game last season in Atlanta.

What do you have to say, Spurs fans? Should the team push for a trade for Young? Let us know on X at  @KENS5 and @JeffGSpursKENS5

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