It's hard to picture the San Antonio Spurs with a core that doesn't include Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. But that reign is over. Thanks to Gregg Popovich, despite what appears to be a mini rebuild (or re-tool), they're ready to win now.
But it's been confirmed that a promising piece to that rebuild, point guard Dejounte Murray, tore his right ACL during a preseason game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday.
A timetable for his return will be determined at a later date. For those who were watching football, here's footage of the play when the injury occurred:
Footage of Dejounte Murray’s right knee injury this afternoon vs Houston. MRI to be done Monday. Please keep this young man in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/WEsyJbkY2l— Dejounte Murray Stan (@DejounteStan) October 7, 2018
It appears as though Murray's right knee buckled in the paint as he prepared to elevate against James Harden on a breakaway drive.
It's devastating news for the former Washington Husky, who is coming off a great season for San Antonio. He appeared in 81 games,
Murray is the second piece of the Spurs young core to go down in the preseason, so this team will have to adapt. Too bad Tony Parker left, right?