Kings grades: Marvin Bagley’s season injury-riddled once again

The Marvin Bagley experience in Sacramento hasn’t gone as planned. The Kings gambled with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on the talented big man out of Duke, and to date the results haven’t been what anyone would have hoped for. 

Bagley made it through a good portion of the season without a setback, but a broken bone in his left hand cost him six weeks of action and he finished the year on the injury list with a groin problem.

The Kings are coming to an impasse with the 22-year-old. He’s under contract for one more season in Sacramento, but the rash of setbacks have his value at an all-time low. Will they run it back one more time and give him the opportunity to live up to his potential or have we seen the last of Bagley in a Kings uniform?

Here is a breakdown of some of the pluses and minuses of Bagley’s season and how he grades out in his third NBA campaign.


20-21 Stats: 14.1 points, 1.0 assists, 7.4 rebounds, .5 blocks, 50.4% FG, 34.3% 3pt

19-20 Stats: 14.2 points, .8 assists, 7.5 rebounds, .9 blocks, 46.7% FG, 18.2% 3pt

That grinding noise you hear is Bagley trying to get his career out of neutral and into gear. While there have been some overall improvements in efficiency, Bagey, mostly due to time missed, is the same player he was coming into…

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