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The King Drafting Keegan Murray Can Turn into Jaden Ivey's Regret

Kings did something unexpected in the 2022 NBA Draft, which usually doesn't work in Sacramento.

Sacramento won Keegan Murray in 4th place in the NBA Draft on Thursday, creating a bigger pivot than they expected.

Kings was strongly encouraged to draft Purdue's Jaden Ivey or swap their picks among multiple projected NBA draft boards. Ivey was considered by some to have the best upside in the draft.

Keegan Murray poses with Adam Silver after being drafted by the Kings.
The Kings have missed on many franchise-altering players in past drafts.
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Murray has great potential, averaging 23.5 points per game in Iowa last season. He also works as an interactive player – an average of one steal and almost two blocks of games.

However, Kings is famous for taking over franchise-changing players such as Luka Doncic and Klay Thompson for busts like Marvin Bagley III and Jimmer Fredette in the draft. .. However, Sacramento's choice seems to work well when it comes to suitability. 

Kings already has a dynamic point guard on De'Aaron Fox, and Murray slips nicely into the spot in front of Domantas Sabonis. 

Jaden Ivey
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Ivey selected by No. The 5 Pistons will be part of the rebuilding Detroit team and will play with Cade Cunningham, the first comprehensive selection last year.