The Knicks’ Dejounte Murray dream is over.
On Wednesday, the Spurs traded the All-Star guard to the Hawks for Danilo Gallinari and three first-round picks — — the Hawks’ 2023 first-rounder (via Charlotte) and their own unprotected 2025 and 2027 picks — according to multiple reports.
Murray will form a tandem with Atlanta star Trae Young after the Hawks had reportedly pursued the 25-year-old as far back as February.
Young, invigorated by the news, quickly took to Twitter to celebrate.
This [poop emoji] just got real,” he wrote. “Let’s get busy my Brotha.”
The Knicks were expected to be in on Murray, who averaged 21.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 9.2 assists per game last season in San Antonio and has two years remaining on a four-year, $64 million deal.
Now, with NBA free agency set to start on Thursday, the Knicks will turn their efforts to prying star guard Jalen Brunson from the Mavericks.