- Feb 14, 2016
20. Utah Jazz (via PHI)
Kris Murray | 6-8 wing | 22 years old | IowaThis would end up with Utah via a complicated series of pick swaps and would be the final result of the Royce O’Neale trade. Kris Murray is a pretty simple translation to the NBA. He’s nearly 6-foot-8 with solid length and a terrific frame and showcases real 3-and-D skills. He hit nearly 40 percent from 3 last season at Iowa and defended well on a variety of different player types on the wing. He’ll move into a more primary role this season with the departure of his brother, Keegan, to the Sacramento Kings. I’m not as high on Kris’ ability to create shots as I was going into last season with Keegan, but I think we’ll see him play well as the guy at the top of scouting reports this season.
Players will certainly emerge, but there is not a lot of excitement right now regarding the returning college prospects.