Keegan Murray on ending the playoff drought, breaking the rookie 3PT record & more

Mar 31, 2023, 8:32 AM

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It’s been a special season for first-year forward Keegan Murray.

Rookie of the Month (two times). A spot on the Rising Stars team. The NBA Rookie three-point record. A playoff berth.

All of these accomplishments are from a rookie that is still coming into his own as a professional talent, but Murray doesn’t act like most first-year players. The Iowa product brings a sense of stability that most teams dream of, and he has made an impact in the Sacramento Kings’ most successful season in 17 years.

Murray sat down with Carmichael Dave and Jason Ross following the Kings’ playoff clinch to talk about his rookie season, discussed what making the postseason means for this franchise, and much more.

To watch the entire interview with Sacramento Kings’ rookie Keegan Murray, click ‘play’ on the video at the top of this page or click here.

Topics Discussed:

  • Breaking the rookie three-point record
  • Keegan talks about the playoff drought and explains how much it means to make the playoffs in his first season
  • What was the best part of the clinch?
  • Murray talks about which aspects of his game he would like to improve
  • “I know that I can be a really good defender in this league.”
  • Keegan says he can’t do a Mike Brown impression
  • The rookie is a picky eater
  • Does Keegan want to have his brother Kris on the Kings next season, and if so, would he hand him rookie duties?

Next Game

Sacramento will face Portland for the final time this season when the two teams run things back on Friday night at Moda Center.

Be sure to get all of your Kings vs. Trail Blazers coverage right here on Sactown Sports 1140 beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night with Scott Marsh and Henry ‘The High Flyer’ Turner before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Portland.

Upcoming Sacramento Kings Schedule

Friday, March 31st – Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers – 7:00 PM PST

Sunday, April 2nd – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 3:00 PM PST

Tuesday, April 4th – Sacramento Kings @ New Orleans Pelicans – 5:00 PM PST

Wednesday, April 5th – Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks – 5:30 PM PST

Friday, April 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7:00 PM PST

Sunday, April 9th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 12:30 PM PST

*End of the regular season*

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