Coach Luke Loucks says Keegan Murray is ‘finding that confidence’

Jun 30, 2023, 12:53 PM | Updated: 12:55 pm

Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles against Seth Curry #30 of the Brooklyn Nets duri...

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles against Seth Curry #30 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center on March 16, 2023 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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Sacramento Kings Summer League head coach Luke Loucks is right where he expects to be heading into the California Classic.

On day two of the team’s two-day mini-camp, Loucks met with the media to talk about the amount of practice the guys are going through, why he wants to push the pace even more than last year

When asked about Keegan Murray and his role during Summer League play, the second-year assistant coach said Murray is taking a forward step in many areas. Loucks then provided an analogy that left many smiling.

Keegan Murray joins rookies Colby Jones and Jalen Slawson on the team’s Summer League roster, which debuts Monday against the Golden State Warriors in the California Classic.

“He didn’t have a lot of wiggle. I told him he needs to go salsa dance. There just wasn’t a lot of wiggle to his game or his personality. He walked into Baskin Robins and it was all vanilla. And it was still ice cream, so it was good. But he’s finding a little bit of wiggle. He’s finding that confidence, he’s throwing some sprinkles on.”

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Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Monday, July 3rd & Wednesday, July 5th – California Classic Summer League at Golden 1 Center
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– Sacramento Kings training camp begins

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