The New Orleans Pelicans have acquired Dejounte Murray from the Atlanta Hawks for two first round picks, Larry Nance Jr. and Dyson Daniels. 

The Pelicans will send the Los Angeles Lakers’ first round pick in 2025, plus the least favorable 2027 first round pick between the Pelicans and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pelicans deferred their acceptance of a first round pick from the Lakers in this year’s draft to receive it in 2025.

Murray signed a four-year, $120 million extension with the Hawks during the 2023 offseason. Murray is represented by Rich Paul and cannot become a free agent until 2027 with his player option for 27-28. Murray has the NBA’s largest trade bonus at $12 million, which can be negotiated down.

The Hawks entered the offseason widely expected to trade either Murray or Trae Young with this deal clarifying their outlook. Atlanta discussed a Murray trade with the Pelicans at the trade deadline. 


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