Keegan Murray is too valuable to be traded
Any team that has a star or high-impact player the Kings would be interested in would love to get Keegan Murray in return. The youngster is not expendable, however.
He has struggled to shoot so far this season and had some back issues, but Murray is a part of the Kings’ core and foundation for the future. Despite not shooting well, he is still averaging 12.9 points per game, and he has developed into the Kings’ go-to defender.
As a rookie, Murray was a spot-up shooter and little more. Now, he puts the ball on the floor, attacks the rim, ranks second in rebounding on the team, and defends opponents’ best players almost every game.
Once he gets his shot to fall reliably again, he will be a real problem, and we know that he can shoot around 40 percent from three on a high volume. So, no matter who becomes available, Murray shouldn’t and will not be on the table.