A day earlier than the beginning of the NBA season, there’s already drama in Sacramento with sad ahead Marvin Bagley III. His agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, referred to as out the Kings’ “completely baffling” resolution to tell Bagley he wouldn’t be within the rotation when the Kings open the season Wednesday at Portland.
“It’s clear they have no plans for him in the future,” Schwartz tweeted Tuesday, “and yet, passed on potential deals at last year’s deadline and this summer based on ‘value.’ Instead, they chose to bring him back but not play him, a move completely contradictory to their ‘value’ argument. This is a case study in mismanagement by the Kings organization.”
Schwartz’s points with the Kings return to Bagley’s rookie season when then coach Dave Joerger didn’t make Bagley, the second choose within the 2018 NBA Draft, a starter for many of the season. The Kings did attempt to commerce Bagley earlier than final season’s deadline, however discovered no provides to their liking. The Kings made Bagley a starter final season, however usually didn’t play him within the fourth quarter, resulting in his father to tweet that he needed his son traded final season.
Bagley’s NBA profession has been outlined by video games missed up to now. He’s missed 118 of a potential 238 video games in his first three seasons.
With the Kings making an attempt to keep away from a record-setting sixteenth consecutive season of lacking the playoffs, ready on Bagley to develop does not mesh with that objective. Sacramento can play small, utilizing Harrison Barnes at energy ahead and added veteran Tristan Thompson within the offseason if they need assist defensively, an space Bagley struggled and why he normally was not an possibility within the fourth quarter. He’s averaged 14.1 factors and seven.4 rebounds for his profession.
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