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.

This news is even more disheartening because the Spurs didn't retain longtime starting point guard Tony Parker this offseason, who signed for more money with the Charlotte Hornets instead. Parker was on the Spurs for 17 seasons, earning six All-Star nods and a Finals MVP award.


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.

The Spurs, who are already without first-round pick Lonnie Walker for the next 6-8 weeks after he had surgery on Sunday, will likely turn to veteran Patty Mills for starting point guard duties, and will almost certainly be on the trade market searching for a point guard to help them out this year.


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.