Following minor surgery on the right wrist of Sacramento Kings 22-year-old rookie Keegan Murray in late July, the team today confirmed that he has completed his recovery from surgery and is now cleared to resume all basketball practices.
Murray attended the University of Iowa and represented the school’s men’s basketball team with a double-double of 27 points, 21 rebounds and 4 blocks in a single game, the most since Bruce King in 1977. The team’s player broke the team record of more than 20 points and 20 rebounds for the first time, and he was also regarded by many scouts as a new generation force with potential and unlimited future prospects in the NBA.
In this year’s league draft, Murray was selected by the Kings with the 4th overall pick in the first round, and then represented the Kings in the Summer League in July. He scored a game-high 26 points and 8 rebounds in his debut, and even won Averaged 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.3 steals per game and won the Summer League MVP.
And Murray ranks fourth in scoring average among all players, scoring at least 20 points per game, and his amazing containment is the key to successfully leading his team to victory. In addition, his offensive skills and mentality handling are no less than other league predecessors, so that the Kings coach Mike Brown has high hopes for him, but also deeply loved by the Kings.
Although Murray’s right wrist was not seriously injured in the summer league , under the careful consideration of the team’s medical care and Brown, it is recommended that he maintain a 100% healthy body for the new season. So Murray underwent minor surgery in late July, mainly to remove some unnecessary tissue from his wrist,
His recovery has also been fairly smooth, having resumed pitching with both hands since last month and is ready for the Kings’ fall practice, which begins Oct. 4.
It is expected that in the new season, Murray will play an important role in the Kings, and coach Brown also sees him as a change in the Kings’ 16 consecutive years of inability to advance to the playoffs. Murray is currently ranked No. 2 in the predicted Rookie of the Year ranking and has a chance to be the Rookie of the Year. It remains to be seen whether the 100% recovered rookie can show more superb performance in his first rookie season.
According to the 2022-2023 season schedule, the Kings will usher in the preseason opener on October 4.
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