Murray sidelined with illness, will sit out Phoenix game


Keegan Murray

Sacramento Kings rookie forward Keegan Murray has been shining bright early in the team’s first two preseason contests, but the glow was dimmed a bit on Tuesday when it was revealed that he will miss Wednesday’s game in Phoenix due to a non-Covid illness.


The fourth-overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft is averaging sixteen points on 12-of-17 (70.6%) shooting overall and a ridiculous 7-for-10 from deep to go along with 4.5 rebounds and two steals off the bench in the team’s first two preseason contests.


Picking up from his Summer League MVP campaign, Murray has not missed a beat as he prepares for his NBA regular-season debut on October 19 when the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Golden 1 Center. The 22-year-old rookie has shown the maturity of a vet and has an uncanny ability to fill up the stat sheet without anyone ever noticing.