Kings News: Keegan Murray chasing history, Mike Brown Coach of the Month
The Sacramento Kings are playing strong out of the NBA all-star break and they appear locked in on making a playoff appearance this season. They still have plenty of games left to play but at their current rate, they could be looking at hosting a first-round playoff series.
Oh, how things have changed. If the Kings are able to close out the season strong and clinch a playoff spot 9it will officially mark a huge moment in franchise history.
Most of the credit and love goes to the stars in Sacramento. That is just how it goes in the NBA. They have been supported by a bunch of people all season long though and simply wouldn’t be in this spot if it weren’t for quite a few people involved with the franchise.
Kings Rookie Keegan Murray is chasing History
If the season hasn’t already been exciting enough this should get any fans of Sacramento very happy. 2023 first-round draft pick Keegan Murray is having a spectacular debut campaign and he might end the season with a rookie record.
Donovan Mitchell set the record for most three-pointers made by a rookie just a few years ago. That is now in jeopardy as Murray is well within striking distance. Mitchell made 187 in his first year and Murray currently is at 147 with 21 games left on the schedule.
Keegan Murray’s pre-game work pic.twitter.com/ty636kJ9U1
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 25, 2023
Down 40, all he needs to do is maintain his season pace of 2.5 made threes per game down the stretch. That alone will get him the rookie record. It’s going to be exciting to see him inch toward the number in meaningful games and there’s a chance he flies by it in the final games of the season.
Murray has been phenomenal all season long but continues to get overlooked by many casual fans. Attaching his name to this rookie record would be a very cool moment for the sharp shooting forward
Other Sacramento Kings News
- Sacramento Kings Head Coach Mike Brown was named Western Conference Coach of the Month for February. It is the first time he has won it with the Kings but the sixth time he has won it in his career. He became the first Sacramento coach to get the honor since Rick Adelman in 2002.
- The Kings have won their first four games out of the 2023 NBA all-star break.
- De’Aaron Fox averaged 32 points per game in nine February games. The Kings went 7-2 in those games. Overall for the month they went 8-4.