Dejounte Murray has one of the largest draft ranges of any prospect this year. Some see him as a potential top-10 prospect while others have him all the way in the second round.
Those who love him point to his size (6’5, 6’9 wingspan), offensive creativity and playmaking ability. He is great getting to the basket thanks to his ball-handling and has displayed solid vision when in the paint as well. Defensively he has great anticipation and comes up with a lot of steals by reading the passing lanes.
The concerns for Murray start with his jumper, however, as it needs major work. He also isn’t the most athletic player and tends to rely on his floater when he gets in the paint as he doesn’t have the strength to finish through contact. While he has flashed potential as a passer, he also turns the ball over a lot and didn’t give consistent effort on the defensive end.
Murray probably would have been better off staying for one more season, but if the Lakers can harness his obvious talents, he would give the team another versatile backcourt option.