James Ham on Marvin Bagley: I think they look at him as an $11.8 million, expiring contract. That’s because that’s the feeling I get from people within the organization… they will not trade him, because there could be a bigger deal that they need his salary to throw in on. And so they’re not going to take some some crummy deal that might give them a little bit more talent now, when it costs them the ability to go do something much bigger down the road.
Source: Kings Beat
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Luke Walton emphasized rebounding in tonight’s game, which is why he chose to go bigger tonight and play Marvin Bagley over Davis or Harkless.
Kings won the rebound battle tonight, but still gave up 16 offensive rebounds and 22 2nd chance points. – 9:32 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
According to Luke Walton, he went to Marvin Bagley because his team has been getting hit hard on the glass. He went big with both Chimezie Metu and Bagley for most of the game. – 9:30 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
JaMychal Green’s year summed up in one stat: He has 29 made baskets to 21 turnovers this season, the second-most on the Nuggets. Green also has the fourth-worst turnovers ratio in the NBA ahead of only Marvin Bagley, Nerlens Noel and Dwight Howard. – 8:37 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Marvin Bagley into the game for the Kings. Wondered if we might see this given Luke Walton’s emphasis on defensive rebounding. Bagley was third on the team last season with 4.9 defensive rebounds per game. – 7:34 PM
More on this storyline
Marc Stein: For those of you who missed my report about Detroit’s interest in Marvin Bagley III … as Bagley gets minutes for the Kings tonight against the Pistons: marcstein.substack.com/p/new-possibil… -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / November 15, 2021
There’s a disgruntled No. 2 overall pick just sitting on the bench in Sacramento. His name is Marvin Bagley III, and it’s clear the big man’s future with the Kings won’t last much longer. Per sources, the Pistons have kept an eye on Bagley and his situation in Sacramento for some time. Marc Stein has also reported on Detroit’s interest in the big man. The injury to Olynyk could cause Detroit to act. However, are we sure a trade between the two sides makes sense? -via The Athletic / November 12, 2021
When Bagley III broke a bone in his hand, the Kings and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, agreed to let him rehab at home in Phoenix. That’s usually a precursor to a trade, but the deadline passed without a deal, with sources saying it’s because the Kings did not find a deal to their liking. -via The Athletic / November 12, 2021