Keegan Murray a Top 10 NBA Draft Pick (per ESPN, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated & Bleacher Report)

Franisdaman

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Another Top 10 projection.


Per Yahoo Sports (Jan 24, 2022):

2022 NBA mock draft projections:

1. Orlando Magic: F Paolo Banchero

Ht./Wt.: 6-10, 250 pounds | Class: Freshman | Duke: 17.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.7 apg

2. Detroit Pistons: F Jabari Smith

Ht./Wt.: 6-10, 220 pounds | Class: Freshman | Auburn: 15.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.1 apg

3. Houston Rockets: C Chet Holmgren

Ht./Wt.: 7-0, 196 pounds | Class: Freshman | Gonzaga: 13.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.4 bpg


4. Oklahoma City Thunder: G Jaden Ivey

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 195 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Purdue: 16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.9 apg


5. Indiana Pacers: G Johnny Davis

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 194 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Wisconsin: 22.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg

6. San Antonio Spurs: F Keegan Murray

Ht./Wt.: 6-8, 215 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Iowa: 22.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.2 bpg

7. Sacramento Kings: C Jalen Duren

Ht./Wt.: 6-11, 250 pounds | Class: Freshman | Memphis: 10.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.5 bpg

8. New Orleans Pelicans: G Shaedon Sharpe

Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 215 pounds | Class: Freshman | Kentucky: Has not played this season

9. Portland Trail Blazers: G Jaden Hardy

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 198 pounds | G League Ignite: 17.7 ppg, 3.2 apg

10. Atlanta Hawks: G Bennedict Mathurin

Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 210 pounds | Class: Sophomore | Arizona: 17.5 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.3 apg


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USA Today has Keegan going #14 to the Boston Celtics.

Jan 22, 2022

1. Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero, DUKE

2. Detroit Pistons: Jabari Smith, AUBURN

3. Houston Rockets: Chet Holmgren, GONZAGA

4. Oklahoma City Thunder: Jaden Ivey, PURDUE

5. Indiana Pacers: Jalen Duren, MEMPHIS

6. San Antonio Spurs: Shaedon Sharpe, KENTUCKY

7. New Orleans Pelicans: A.J. Griffin, DUKE

8. Sacramento Kings: Bennedict Mathurin, ARIZONA

9. Portland Trail Blazers: Kennedy Chandler, TENNESSEE

10. Atlanta Hawks: Dyson Daniels, G-LEAGUE IGNITE

11. Minnesota Timberwolves: Jaden Hardy, G-LEAGUE IGNITE

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (via Clippers): Johnny Davis, WISCONSIN

13. Memphis Grizzlies (via Lakers): Kendall Brown, BAYLOR

14. Boston Celtics: Keegan Murray, IOWA




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I don't know if Keegan will be a star at NBA level but he should have a long career more noteworty
than anyone else in last 40 years of Iowa B-ball. Too bad Garza didn't have more athleticism to have
more NBA potential.
 

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IF KM15 can maintain the momentum from the b10 tourney an carry iowa to the sweet 16 or better and the draft order falls into place woth the right team, who says #1 over all ain’t part of the conversation for this ‘Silent assassin stone cold killer’

We all knew Luka had weaknesses heading into last year's draft.

Does Keegan have any weaknesses?
 

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We all knew Luka had weaknesses heading into last year's draft.

Does Keegan have any weaknesses?
He is not much of a passer from what I’ve seen. He seems to get stripped driving the lane more than I would like but these two can problems can be solved. From the scouts I’ve seen His on ball defense vs quicker players needs work.
 

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How sweet would that be if the Pistons took him at #4 so that he could be reunited with Luka. They would instantly be my favorite team.
 
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From USA Today:

NBA mock draft 2022: Will Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith or Paolo Banchero get selected with No. 1 pick?​



Jeff Zillgitt

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April 6, 2022

Here is USA TODAY Sport’s mock draft following the Final Four:

1. Orlando Magic – Paolo Banchero, Duke

Forward, 6-10, 250 pounds, freshman

2. Houston Rockets – Jabari Smith, Auburn

Forward, 6-10, 250 pounds, freshman

3. Detroit Pistons – Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga

Center, 7-0, 195 pounds, freshman

4. Oklahoma City Thunder – Jaden Ivey, Purdue

Guard, 6-4, 195 pounds, sophomore

5. Indiana Pacers – Shaedon Sharp, Kentucky

Guard, 6-6, 200 pounds, freshman

6. Portland Trail Blazers – Keegan Murray, Iowa

Forward, 6-8, 225 pounds, sophomore

7. Sacramento Kings – Jalen Duren, Memphis

Center, 6-11, 250 pounds, freshman

8. New Orleans Pelicans (via Los Angeles Lakers) – Johnny Davis, Wisconsin

Guard, 6-5, 194 pounds, sophomore

9. San Antonio Spurs – A.J. Griffin, Duke

Guard-forward, 6-6, 222 pounds, freshman

10. Washington Wizards – Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona

Guard, 6-6, 210 pounds, sophomore


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