Kings’ Domantas Sabonis calls rookie Keegan Murray special

Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray has had a strong rookie campaign this year and has impressed quite a few people along the way, including teammate Domantas Sabonis.

Murray was among the 11 first-year players selected to the NBA Rising Stars game after averaging 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists 41.5% shooting from 3-point range. He recently broke the team record for 3-pointers in a game by a rookie (8) and is sixth in scoring.

The fourth pick has emerged as a key player for the Kings and has helped the team to third in the Western Conference. He has often drawn praise from his peers around the league and his teammates.

Sabonis likes what he has seen from Murray.

He is amazing. He has been great all year. He is a special kid. He just broke the franchise record in 3s in like half a year. He is good. He is good and he has a lot of big things coming his way.

Murray has looked to be as advertised as a top-five pick. He has the potential to become one of the best players from this draft class and a major franchise cornerstone. The scary part is Murray hasn’t tapped into that potential and will only get better.

He is rounding into form on the court and appears to have a bright future ahead in Sacramento. Murray and the rest of the team figure to have sustained success in the league, as a result.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire