5 Stars the Sacramento Kings missed drafting by a single pick

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4. Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray has yet to make an All-Star team but I think we can all agree that he is a star in the NBA. The West is just incredibly stacked with star-level guards, and it is tough to compete with the likes of Stephen Curry, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Luka Doncic. 

Nevertheless, he is the second-best player on the defending championship team and has put on some crazy playoff performances already. His time to be an All-Star will come. 

In 2016, Murray was selected with the seventh overall pick. The Kings had the eighth pick that year, just narrowly missing out on the Canadian guard. Instead, they selected forward Marquese Chriss. 

Chriss never actually ended up playing for the Kings, as they traded him to the Suns on draft night in exchange for the draft rights to Bogdan Bogdanovic, Georgios Papagiannis, and Skal Labissiere. Chriss had a solid start to his NBA career, making the All-Rookie Second Team, but is now playing in the G League. 

That year, the Kings did not only miss out on one star, however. While they did not draft Skal Labissiere themselves but got him from the Suns, it is rather painful to see that he was drafted between Pascal Siakam and Dejounte Murray. The Kings just tried to get a deal done for Siakam at the trade deadline.