NBA Draft Rumors: With the draft just a couple of days away, it’s been reported that the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs covet Keegan Murray.
The 2022 NBA Draft is on the horizon and there is already plenty of buzz surrounding teams that are trying to trade up for specific prospects.
It’s already been reported that there is a litany of teams that are trying to trade up in the NBA Draft, specifically to No. 4 with Sacramento. And while there’s an expectation that the target for any team looking to trade up to No. 4 is Jaden Ivey, that’s not entirely true.
According to a recent report, two teams that are trying to trade up have a different target in mind. The San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers could be trying to trade up, perhaps with the Kings, for Keegan Murray.
"[via Bleacher Report]Of those teams, it’s believed the Pacers and Spurs are targeting Iowa forward Keegan Murray."
Coming off a sophomore season in which he made major strides in his game, it’s no surprise that Murray has made a huge climb in the pre-draft rankings. So much so that he may go No., 4 overall, just after Paolo Banchero.
Nevertheless, Murray proved his worth after averaging 24 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game on 55 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from 3-point range this past season at Iowa.
He’d be an interesting fit for any team and could emerge as a franchise cornerstone for a team that’s looking for a key offensive piece. The Spurs, who are in search of a new face of the franchise, and the Pacers, who are in the midst of a retooling of themselves, would be ideal landing spots for the offensive-minded big.
The big question is whether or not either the Spurs or Pacers will do what it takes to move up to snag Murray. NBA Draft night should be interesting.