MENU

Dejounte Murray out to prove he's the best defensive PG in the league

getty-images-947273756.jpg
OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 16: Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs plays defense against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Twitter: @JeffGSpursZone

San Antonio Spurs' Dejounte Murray wants to make it loud and clear - he is the NBA's best defensive point guard.

Recently, a Twitter user reacted to Fox Sports' Skip Bayless calling Murray the league's top defensive point guard. The user proceeded to question Bayless' comment claiming there are a handful of other point guards that are better than Murray in that department.

Enter Murray who was not having any of it by stating he is the NBA's best and will prove it.

I Am And I Ain’t Even Get A Full Season As A Starter Yet. On Top Of That Film And Black And White Don’t Lie... I’ll Be Back To Prove

Murray has the accolades to back it up.

Last season, he was named to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team. He averaged 5.7 rebounds, 1.20 steals and 0.38 blocks to go along with 8.1 points and 2.9 assists in 21.5 minutes.

With 459 rebounds, Murray set the Spurs record for most total rebounds in a single season by a point guard in franchise history, passing the previous mark of 378 by Johnny Moore in the 1984-85 season. He also had 12 games where he posted double-digit rebounds this season, more than any other Spurs point guard has recorded in their entire career.

Murray is still out rehabbing a torn right ACL but one thing is for sure, whenever he does step back on the NBA court he'll have plenty of fuel to fire back at critics.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER