Kings Picks UW’s Chriss #8 Then Traded to Suns; Murray Goes #29 to Spurs; Chriss
Spurs take Washington guard Dejounte Murray at No. 29
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have selected guard Dejounte Murray of Washington with the 29th pick in the NBA Draft as they enter another uncertain offseason.
The 6-foot-5 Murray averaged 16.1 points and 4.5 assists in his lone season with the Huskies. He can play either point guard or shooting guard, but is projected as a point guard in the NBA.
San Antonio traded its second round pick, No. 59 overall, to the Sacramento Kings last season for Ray McCallum. The Spurs waived McCallum on Feb. 29 to sign Andre Miller in hopes the veteran point guard would provide depth for a deep postseason run that never materialized.
The possible retirements of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili leave the Spurs unsure of
next season's roster.
Kings take Chriss 8th before trading him to Suns
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings drafted Washington forward Marquese Chriss with the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday and immediately sent his rights to Phoenix.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Kings acquired the 13th and 28th picks in this year's draft from the Suns, along with a future second-round pick and the rights to Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
This marks the 10th straight season the Kings picked in the lottery, the NBA's longest streak since the system to determine the Number 1 pick was instituted in 1985.