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24. Sacramento Kings choose Kris Murray

The Kings were the third seed in the Western Conference, and they will be searching for a role player that can help their roster immediately with this pick. Keegan Murray made an immediate impact as a rookie, and the franchise could look to bring his twin brother to Sacramento this summer.

Murray is already 22 years old, which will scare off some teams, but he measured at 6’8 with a seven-foot wingspan at the combine. He blossomed in his third year at the University of Iowa as he averaged over 20 points and nearly eight rebounds per game. Murray will play more of a 3-and-D wing role in the NBA, and he should be able to immediately get on the floor.

Expect Kris Murray to be more of a rotation wing early in his career. He shot just 33.5 percent from 3-point range last season, and it will take time for him to get acclimated to the NBA. The 22-year-old has starter potential, and he would welcome a reunion with Keegan in Sacramento.

Expect Kris Murray to go in the late first round because of his age, but he could blossom into a valuable 3-and-D wing that every team covets. Do not be surprised to see the Sacramento Kings select him here on draft night.