Kings’ Keegan Murray Named Las Vegas Summer League MVP
Kings advance Keegan Murray was named Best Player of the Las Vegas Summer Tournament 2022, according to a notification from the NBA.
Murray, the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft, averaged 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals in his four Summer League games. that. He also takes 50% of shots from the field and knocks down 40% of treble attempts.
It’s a great start for Murray, who is expected to play a key role for the Kings, who are desperate to end a 16-year playoff drought. The first player selected after the top three consensual leads have been dropped from the table, Murray is judged after the 5th pick Jaden Ivey on the draft board of some experts, so the two young players will likely be competing against each other for at least the next few seasons.
Murray looks like he’d be a great fit in the Kings lineup due to De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, two talented scorers are not elite defenders or reliable outside shooters. The former Iowa standout has the ability to stretch the floor and handle a variety of defensive duties, so he’ll likely see plenty of action alongside the two Sacramento stars.
Tari Eason (Rocket), Quentin Grimes (Knicks), Sandro Mamukelashvili (Bucks) and Cam Thomas (Nets) join Murray in the All-Summer League First team. Thomas and another king, David Mitchellshared the 2021 Summer League MVP award.
This year’s summer tournament Second team made up of Santi Aldama (Grizzlies), Bennedict Mathurin (Pacers), Marko Simonovic (Bulls), Trendon Watford (Trail Blazers), and Lindell Wigginton (Shove).