Sam Amick on the availability of Keegan Murray amid Kings trade talks

Jul 3, 2024, 8:59 AM

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 12: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings dribbles the bal...

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Over the past week, the Sacramento Kings have been linked to several big names on the NBA trade market, but deals have yet to come to fruition.

Are these rumors just a smokescreen, or is Kings general manager Monte McNair close to making something happen?

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to share his latest intel on where Sacramento stands in trade talks, share what he has heard about the availability of Kings forward Keegan Murray, and much more.

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Topics Discussed: Kings trade talk & Keegan Murray

  • Kings-Kyle Kuzma chatter was really loud on draft night
  • Sacramento is taking a hard stance on Keegan Murray
  • Has there been any progress on any deals?
  • Sam says the Kings have kept things close to the vest
  • Gauging Sacramento’s interest in DeMar DeRozan
  • “He feels like the next guy on the board for somebody.”
  • Is there a player that the Kings seem to have a heightened interest in?
  • “I feel like Ingram and Markkanen are higher on the list… I think that Kuzma has inspired a mixed room within the Kings.”
  • Golden State seems closer than Sacramento in the pursuit of Lauri Markkenen
  • As free agents come off the board, is there a heightened pressure on the Kings to make a move?
  • What would it take to get Ingram or Markkenen?
  • Sam says that Devin Carter could be on the table in trade talks
  • Why is De’Aaron Fox waiting to sign his extension with Sacramento?

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

When is the next NBA off-season date of interest?

Now that the NBA Draft is in the rearview, all eyes will shift to the start of free agency.

All 30 teams will be able to negotiate free-agent deals with players beginning this Sunday, June 30th, at 3:00 PM PDT.

Sacramento already did some heavy lifting by agreeing to a four-year, $78 million deal with Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Malik Monk, as the two sides agreed on a long-term contract last weekend.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings free agency coverage, including player profiles, trade rumors, and much more.

Sacramento Kings 2024 Summer Schedule

California Classic | Golden 1 Center | Sacramento, CA

  • Saturday, July 6th – vs. Chinese National Team – 7:30 PM PDT
  • Sunday, July 7th – vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PDT
  • Tuesday, July 9th – vs. Charlotte Hornets – 7:00 PM PDT

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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