Keegan Murray, Kings Receive Recognition In NBA GM Survey

Oct 5, 2022, 7:15 AM | Updated: 12:08 pm
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Keegan Murray, De’Aaron Fox, and the Sacramento Kings received votes from the NBA’s 30 general managers during the 2022-23 GM survey.

The general managers responded to 50 different questions about the league’s best teams, players, coaches, and off-season moves. According to the NBA, general managers were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel.

Fourth-overall pick Keegan Murray was included in a few voting categories, including:

Who will win the 2022-23 Rookie of the Year?

1. Paolo Banchero, Orlando – 79%
2. Keegan Murray, Sacramento – 17%
3. Jabari Smith, Houston – 3%
Β» Last year: Jalen Green – 47%

Which rookie will be the best player in five years?

1. Paolo Banchero, Orlando – 31%
2. Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City – 28%
T-3. Jaden Ivey, Detroit – 14%
T-3. Jabari Smith, Houston – 14%
5. Keegan Murray, Sacramento – 7%
Β» Also receiving votes: Dyson Daniels, New Orleans; Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana
Β» Last year: Evan Mobley – 33%
Β» Five years ago: Josh Jackson – 24%

Which rookie was the biggest steal at where he was selected in the Draft?

T-1. Jalen Duren (13), Detroit – 14%
T-1. Tari Eason (17), Houston – 14%
T-3. A.J. Griffin (16), Atlanta – 10%
T-3. Shaedon Sharpe (7), Portland – 10%
T-5. Jaden Ivey (5), Detroit – 7%
T-5. Keegan Murray (4), Sacramento – 7%
T-5. Jalen Williams (12), Oklahoma City – 7%
Β» Also receiving votes: MarJon Beauchamp (24), Milwaukee; Malaki Branham (20), San Antonio; Christian Braun (21), Denver; Dyson Daniels (8), New Orleans; Jaden Hardy (37)
Β» Last year: Jalen Suggs – 23%

Kings star guard De’Aaron Fox got some votes in a category that perfectly fits his play style: fast.

Which player is the fastest with the ball?

1. Ja Morant, Memphis – 62%
2. De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento – 31%
Β» Also receiving votes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee; Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia
Β» Last year: De’Aaron Fox – 59%

New Kings head coach Mike Brown also received some love from the voters when it came to which new coach will make the biggest impact on their new squad:

Which new or relocated head coach will make the biggest impact on his new team?

1. Darvin Ham, L.A. Lakers – 48%
2. Mike Brown, Sacramento – 31%
3. Steve Clifford, Charlotte – 17%
4. Will Hardy, Utah – 3%
Β» Last year: Rick Carlisle – 64%

It appears that opposing GM’s have been put on notice as the Kings were included on a few lists that pertain to improved play:

Which team made the best overall moves this offseason?

1. Cleveland Cavaliers – 41%
T-2. Minnesota Timberwolves – 17%
T-2. Philadelphia 76ers – 17%
T-2. Utah Jazz – 17%
Β» Also receiving votes: Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings
Β» Last year: Miami Heat – 47%

Which team will be most improved in 2022-23?

1. LA Clippers – 41%
T-2. Cleveland Cavaliers – 17%
T-2. New Orleans Pelicans – 17%
4. Minnesota Timberwolves – 10%
Β» Also receiving votes: Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings
Β» Last year: Chicago Bulls – 27%



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