Sacramento Kings get ‘C-‘ for Keegan Murray

The Sacramento Kings continue to operate with the longest NBA playoff drought, last appearing in the playoffs after the 2005-06 campaign. In more than 15 years of struggle, the Kings haven’t posted a .500 record in 82 games, even as the franchise regularly revises its roster. In the 2021-22 season, Sacramento made a substantial investment in acquiring Domantas Sabonis as a frontline partner for guards like De’Aaron Fox and 2021 lottery pick Davion Mitchell.

It remains to be seen how that experiment will work out, but the Kings finished 30-52 in the standings last season. However, Sacramento moved up to 4th overall in the draft board, offering the possibility of a potential swing, even amid rumors that the Kings could instead focus on the present by turning this selection into a more established contributor. . In the end, Sacramento kept the pickaxe and made a rather surprising selection compared to the consensus big board.

List needs: Defense, winger talent, more defense

Keegan Murray (#4 overall), C-: Murray is a quality prospect with huge numbers. He was very productive at Iowa and is a multi-faceted forward who could be valuable in many different NBA settings. However, this is a downgrade from another player (Jaden Ivey) who was available, and represents a detour from the mark for the Kings.

Free Agents 2022:
Jeremy Lamb (UFA)
Josh Jackson (UFA)
Donte DiVincenzo (FRG)
Damian Jones (UFA)
Nehemiah Ketha (RFA)

De’Aaron Fox
Domantas Sabonis
Harrison Barnes
Richaun Holmes
Justin’s Vacation
David Mitchell
Mo Harkless
Terence Davis
Alex Len
Trey Lyles (team option)
Chimezie Metu (not guaranteed)
Keegan Murray

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