Murray declared for the NBA draft, on March 23, 2016. And, he was selected by the San Antonio Spurs, on June 23, 2016. Thus, it was with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. For the 2016 NBA Summer League, he joined the Spurs. He signed his rookie scale contract with the team, on July 14. On October 29, 2016, in the 2016–17 season, he made his NBA debut.
Likewise, winning over the Los Angeles Lakers, on January 12, 2017, he scored a season-high 10 points in a 134–94 win. Later, in the Spurs’history, he became the youngest player to score at least 24 points. Additionally, he was successful in breaking Tony Parker’s record. Tony Parker was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs with a leg injury, on May 5, 2017.
Additionally, he was opted by the Spurs as a point guard in Game 3. Undoubtedly, he performed very well and made the team win. He made history in Spurs to record a point/rebound double-double in a playoff game. Thus and he joins David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and Kawhi Leonard. Unfortunately, the Spurs went on to lose to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
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Later, he won over Toronto Raptors and recorded 14 rebounds. Further, he became just the second Spurs point guard to have multiple double-digit rebounding performances. Finally, he tied his career-high with 14 rebounds in a 104–101 win over the Phoenix Suns, on December 9, 2017. Thus, in a 120–111 loss to the Utah Jazz, on February 3, 2018. Similarly, he became the first player in his first 100 games with the Spurs.
On March 19, 2018, he had 8 rebounds to set the franchise record for rebounds in a single season by a point guard. In 1,436 minutes, he reached 385 rebounds. Moreover, he earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors, at the end of the season. Also, he became the youngest player in NBA history to be named All-Defense.
Likewise, suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament in a preseason game against the Houston Rockets, on October 7, 2018. Unfortunately, the entire season 2018-19 was subsequently missed. Later, he recorded 27 points, 10 rebounds, on February 8, 2021. The total net worth of Dejounte Murray is $2 million.