The Sacramento Kings are counting on No. 4 pick Keegan Murray this season, and the rookie out of Iowa reportedly is doing everything he can to be ready.
Murray reportedly had minor surgery on his shooting wrist, according to ESPN 1320's James Hann. He's expected to make a quick recovery that won't force him to miss much time.
According to a league source, Keegan Murray underwent a minor procedure on his right wrist to clean out some loose bodies. He's is expected to make a quick recovery and it will not impact his upcoming rookie season with Kings. He's already on the court shooting with his left hand
— James Ham (@James_HamNBA) July 28, 2022
Murray is coming off a Summer League MVP where he shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc. He averaged 23.3 points per game as well, which is the best by a top-10 pick since 2012. Murray also averaged 7.3 rebounds, two assists and 1.3 steals per game. The rookie showed off his clutch gene as well with an overtime-forcing shot over the Orlando Magic during a Summer League match.
KEEGAN MURRAY TIES THE GAME!
Kings mount an INSANE comeback to force OT against Paolo Banchero and the Magic! pic.twitter.com/TmTfuN6khD
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 9, 2022
Murray joins an incredibly-young Kings squad that features fellow first-rounders De'Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell in the backcourt. The Kings also just hired former Golden State Warriors assistant and former Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike Brown to lead the squad. Murray will be a big part of the team's plans in 2022, so long as he stays healthy.