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While rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Monday, San Antonio Spurs teammate Dejounte Murray will undergo an MRI on his right knee.
Murray, the Spurs’ starting point guard, had his knee buckle on a breakaway drive against James Harden of the Houston Rockets with 2:20 remaining in the first half of a preseason game Sunday at the AT&T Center. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Murray will have the MRI today.
San Antonio guard Dejounte Murray will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 7, 2018
After being down on the floor for several minutes, Murray, 22, walked under his own power to the San Antonio locker room.
On the play on which he was injured, Murray winced in pain just as he planted to explode toward the bucket. He crumpled to the floor face down, where he remained while concerned members of the training staff rushed to his aid. San Antonio’s medical staff brought out a wheelchair to cart Murray off the court, but he waved them off.
Murray averaged 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 21.5 minutes in 81 games (48 starts) last season, taking over as the starting point guard for future Hall of Famer Tony Parker.
The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Murray, selected by the Spurs with the 29th overall pick in the 2016 draft out of the University of Washington, shot 44.3 percent from the field, 26.5 percent from deep and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Murray earned second-team NBA All-Defensive recognition last season, his second in the league.