The Spurs just received the worst news possible regarding their starting point guard Dejounte Murray.
Murray will miss the entire season and look to be ready for camp next year. The injury occurred during a drive to the basket during the second quarter of the Spurs' preseason game against the Rockets on Sunday. He was fouled by James Harden and then remained on the ground for a few minutes before limping off under his own power.
Spurs: DeJounte Murray has a torn ACL.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 8, 2018
This news is even more disheartening because the Spurs didn't retain longtime starting point guard Tony Parker
Parker, at age 36, wouldn't have been able to fill the 30+ minutes Murray was supposed to earn, but he could have started games and played a good 18-20 minutes as he did last year.
Murray, who took the starting spot from Parker midway through last season, was supposed to take a huge step forward this year with an extra year of experience and the addition of All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan to help him out.
Spurs say guard Dejounte Murray has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. Really tough break for the Spurs and a kid who had confidence and game to replace Tony Parker.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 8, 2018
The Spurs are the Spurs and they will likely still have a successful season, but this is absolutely devastating news for a promising young point guard who the organization was excited to see progress.