5 Best potential landing spots for Dejounte Murray if traded by the Hawks

If the Atlanta Hawks decide to trade Dejounte Murray this offseason, he should hope it is to one of these organizations.
Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray
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Heat Culture would fit Dejounte Murray if traded by the Hawks

The Miami Heat have made their culture into a well-known slogan, one which adorned their City Edition uniforms this past season. The Eastern Conference’s modern version of the “Grit & Grind” Memphis Grizzlies, these Heat have enjoyed more postseason success.

They have been in the postseason for five straight years with two NBA Finals appearances in that span.

 However, the Heat have also perennially struggled to maintain a consistent offense.

The lack of a point guard is only part of the issue with Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro all capable of getting their own looks. But that is not when any of the three Heat stars is at their best. 

Adding Murray would be like a supercharged version of the idea behind Rozier.

Murray is better with the ball in his hands and a worse point-of-attack defender. But his aggressive playing style would blend in well with what is already established in Miami.

Herro is a terrific threat off the ball with his movement skills and catch-and-shoot ability. Butler is not a particularly willing three-point shooter. But he has developed into a more efficient one, knocking down 41.4% of his 2.4 looks in 2023-24.

Adebayo is a supreme pick-and-roll threat whose passing ability opens up even more options.

Murray could be the final piece to realizing a starting five that is virtually switchable across all matchups while he gets with the second most-successful franchise he has even been with.