Pacific Notes: Murray, Lakers Workout, Kuminga, Moody, Warriors’ Pick

Jaden Iveythe top rated point guard in the draft, hasn’t worked out for the King’swho hold the fourth overall pick. It may be a moot point, as the Kings’ brass is in love with Iowa forward Keegan Murrayaccording to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The Kings arranged for the prospect to have dinner with the team stars, De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonisduring his visit. Murray was one of the top scorers in Division I last season at 23.5 PPG along with 8.7 RPG.

Murray could slot into Sacramento’s frontcourt alongside Sabonis and harrison barnes.

We have more from the Pacific Division:

  • the Lakers continued to do their homework despite not owning a draft pick, as they worked out six prospects on Monday, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times tweet. That group included Javante McCoy (BostonUniversity), Keve Aluma (Virginia Tech), Khalifa Diop (Gran Canaria), Jenathan Williams (buffalo), Malik Osborne (Florida State) and danko brankovic (Cibona).
  • lottery picks Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody got the rare experience of playing on a championship team in their first year. Though they didn’t play large roles in the postseason, the Warriors rookies got invaluable experience as their playing time grows in future seasons, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN writes. “I never really worry about whether we’re playing, not playing,” Kuminga said. “As long as I’m still here, learning, getting better every day. When my moments get called, I know I’ll be ready. …Everybodyhere [is] just helping me, way more than dudes [other rookies around the league] are, wherever they are right now.”
  • the Warriors hold the No. 28 pick but they might not add a rookie, according to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated. The Warriors are looking to trade the pick, in part because of their huge payroll and also because they’ve already got a trio of young players — James WisemannKuminga and Moody — fighting for rotation minutes next season.


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