CVV News l November 21, 2022
Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week after leading the Kings to a perfect 3-0 record for games played between November 14 and November 20, the NBA announced today. Fox averaged 25.0 points, (60.0 FG%, 41.7 3PT%, 88.9 FT%), 3.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists throughout the week.
Fox earns the honor of Western Conference Player of the Week for the third time in his career and the first time during the 2022-23 season. He is the third player in franchise history to earn three or more Player of the Week awards, only trailing Chris Webber (7) and DeMarcus Cousins (5).
The Kings currently hold a six-game winning streak for the first time since the 2004-05 season. Throughout the undefeated stretch, Fox has amassed averages of 24.0 points (57.7 FG%, 40.0 3PT%, 81.5 FT%), 4.0 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 31.7 minutes per game. In total, the former Kentucky Wildcat made 56 field goals, tied for seventh in the Association and fourth among all guards, and scored 147 points which ranked 12th in the NBA during every player’s last six games.
In Sunday’s victory vs. the Detroit Pistons, Fox tallied 33 points, shooting 11-of-18 from the field, marking his fifth 30-point game this season and making him the seventh player in franchise history with five or more 30-point outings through the team’s first 15 games. Additionally, he tallied seven assists, four rebounds and shot a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line.
The six-year guard is currently averaging 25.4 points (55.8 FG%, 38.2 3PT%, 84.5 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.2 minutes per game while starting 14 games for the Kings this season.
Kings rookie Keegan Murray named MVP of NBA 2K23 Summer League
FDR Media-Posted: July 18, 2022
Sacramento Kings guard Keegan Murray was one of the more consistent performers in the NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas and his efforts did not go unnoticed.
The NBA announced today that Murray has been named MVP of the Summer League after averaging 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, two assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 50% overall and 40% on 3-pointers in four games in Las Vegas.
In addition to being named Summer League MVP, Murray heads up the NBA 2K23 All-Summer League First Team. That group also includes Tari Eason (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Sandro Mamukelashvili (Milwaukee Bucks) and Cam Thomas (Brooklyn Nets). Eason was the No. 17 pick in the 2022 Draft, while Grimes, Mamukelashvili and Thomas are all second-year NBA players.
Kings Sign Keegan Murray
FDR Media-Posted: July 2, 2022
The Sacramento Kings have signed rookie forward Keegan Murray to a contract, according to General Manager Monte McNair. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Keegan is an incredibly versatile, well-rounded player with a high basketball IQ,” said McNair. “He will be a tremendous asset to our team and we are excited to welcome him to the Kings family.”
The fourth overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft garnered averages of 23.5 points (.554 FG%, .398 3PT%, .747 FT%), 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 31.9 minutes per game in 35 games (all starts) during his sophomore season at Iowa (2021-22). Murray led the Hawkeyes to a NCAA Tournament appearance, while earning All-Big Ten first-team honors (2021-22).
A 6-8, 215-pound forward, Murray earned consensus All-American first-team honors (2021-22), Karl Malone Power Forward of the year (2021-22), Finalist for the 2021-22 Wooden award and Naismith Trophy, and was the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2022).
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native set the Big Ten Tournament scoring record with 103 points in four games and was the second player in Division I history to amass at least 800 points, 60 blocks and 60 three-pointers in a season.