NBA Rumors: Knicks Turned Down This Hawks Ask for Dejounte Murray

The New York Knicks are one of the teams considered to be interested in trade candidate Dejounte Murray. According to a report, the package that the Atlanta Hawks asked from the Knicks, however, was not to the New Yorkers' liking.

Dan Woike reports that the Hawks asked for Immanuel Quickley and a first-round pick from the Knicks in exchange for Murray. Quickley, of course, was used instead by New York to obtain OG Anunoby in a trade from the Toronto Raptors. And while Quickley has certainly thrived in Toronto, it’s safe to say that the Knicks are quite happy with their acquisition of OG.

Murray is now rising fast to become perhaps the most likely star player to be traded come the Feb. 8th deadline, neck and neck with the Raptors' Pascal Siakam. 

The Knicks could certainly use another star in the backcourt after losing Quickley, but it appears that they might not have the assets now to land the one-time All-Star combo guard, Murray. 

His leading suitors now include three very notable teams

The 27-year-old Murray is averaging 21.3 points, 4.6 boards and 5.0 assists this season, while shooting a career-high 39.7% from three-point range. The Hawks acquired him from the San Antonio Spurs two years ago, hoping that a lethal backcourt combo of he and Trae Young could take them to the next level. It just hasn't worked out. 

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