Atlanta completes trade with San Antonio Spurs; Acquires Dejounte Murray and Jock Landale in exchange for Danilo Gallinari and future first round draft picks
ATLANTIA The Atlanta Hawks have acquired All-Star guard Dejounte Murray and center Jock Landale from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for forward Danilo Gallinari, a first-round conditional roster in 2023 (from Charlotte via New York), Atlanta’s 2025 and 2027 first-round picks and a first-round pick swap in 2026, was announced today.
“The opportunity to acquire a player of Dejounte’s caliber, who is just reaching his peak, is rare,” said Hawks President of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. “He has developed into one of the elite two-way guards in the league and we are delighted to add him to our group. I would also like to thank Gallo for his professionalism and contributions to the Hawks over the past two seasons.”
Murray appeared in 68 games (all starts) during the 2021-22 season, averaging career records in points per game (21.1), assists per game (9.2), rebounds per game (8.3) and steals per game (2.0) in a career-high 34.8 minutes of action (0.462 FG%, 0.327 3FG%, 0.794 FT%).
The 6-4 guard became the first player in NBA history to average a minimum of 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists, and 2.0 steals in a single season. Murray scored a total of 1,438 points, 563 rebounds, 627 assists and 138 steals, becoming just the eighth player since the 1973-74 season to rack up at least 1,400 points, 600 assists, 500 rebounds and 130 steals in a single season.
Murray, a 2022 NBA All-Star, led the league in steals per game (2.03), while finishing fourth in assists per game (9.2) last season. According to Elias Sports, Murray and Hawks All-NBA guard Trae Young will be the first pair of teammates in NBA history to each score a minimum of 20.0 points and 9.0 assists per game in the previous season.
The University of Washington product recorded 13 triple-doubles during the 2021-22 season, the second most in the NBA. According to Elias Sports, Murray is one of only six guards in NBA history to have 13 or more triple-doubles in a single season in his first five NBA seasons, along with Oscar Robertson (five times), Magic Johnson (twice) , Michael Jordan , Fat Lever and Luka Doncic.
He has 17 career triple-doubles, the most in Spurs history. Against Houston on January 12, 2022, the Seattle, Washington native recorded a triple-double of 32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and zero turnovers in 37 minutes. Murray became the only player in the NBA last season to record a 30-point triple-double while registering zero turnovers, becoming one of only seven players in NBA history to do so.
In his five-year career, Murray played in 320 games (249 starts), averaging 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 25.8 minutes (.455 FG%, .330 3FG %, .771 FT% ). He became the youngest player to be named to an All-Defensive Team, after earning the accolade in 2018.
Landale saw action in 54 games (one start) for San Antonio during his rookie season, scoring 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.9 minutes (0.495 FG%, 0.326 3FG%, 0.829 FT%). The former Saint Mary Gaels center racked up 10 or more points during the 2021-22 season, including a record 26 career points in 12-15 shots from the field against the Indiana Pacers on March 12.
Landale, a native of Melbourne, Australia, was suitable for the Hawks during the 2018 Summer League in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. A total of nine Summer League games with Atlanta (six starts), he averaged 5.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 18.3 minutes.
Gallinari, acquired by Atlanta on November 24, 2020, played in 117 regular-season games (22 starts) with the Hawks over two seasons, averaging 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24, 7 minutes (.434 FG%, .392 3FG%, 0.915 FT%). The native of Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Italy, also appeared in 23 post-season games with Atlanta (three starts), amassing 12.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 24.1 minutes of play (.420 FG%, .384 3FG%, .952 FT%) .