Dejounte Murray was named a first-time All-Star this season, and there is no doubt that he has been a two-way force for the San Antonio Spurs this season. He averaged 21.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 9.2 APG, and 2.0 SPG this season, and this was clearly a fantastic breakout year for him from a statistical standpoint.
While he is now an elite point guard in the league who had historic individual numbers this season, things weren't always like that for Dejounte Murray. Recently, Dejounte Murray shared a story about how he was in juvenile detention 10 years ago and was told by the guards that he'd be "right back" when he told them he'd change his life. He also stated that now, "them same guards" were "asking for pictures and my autograph":
10 Years Ago I Was In Juvenile And That Whole Month In There I Told The Guards Ima Get Out And Change My Life And Never Come Back And They Told Me I Will Be Right Back. 10 Years Later Them Same Guards Asking For Pictures And My Autograph!! Look At GOD!!!
There's no question that this story is inspirational, as Dejounte Murray clearly worked to change things for the better in his life. He is now a prominent star in the best basketball league in the world, and it's clear that he was able to prove those guards in juvenile detention wrong.
Unfortunately, the San Antonio Spurs did not manage to advance past the play-in tournament stage this year. However, they could definitely be a better team next season if some of their other young players improve, such as Keldon Johnson. Dejounte Murray wasn't able to bring the San Antonio Spurs to the playoffs this year, but perhaps that will change next season.