Kings’ Marvin Bagley III Will Miss Up to 6 Weeks With Thumb Fracture

Marvin Bagley with Duke in 2018. Photo by Michael Spomer/CSM/Shutterstock

The season opener against Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night turned out to be bad for Sacramento Kings for a number of reasons. Kings did not only suffer a blowout 124-95 loss, but also saw their second overall pick in 2018 draft Marvin Bagley III go down with an injury.

Kings announced on Thursday that Bagley suffered a thumb fracture in the game against Suns and that he will miss four to six weeks while recovering. This means the 20-year-old could miss between 15 and 20 games.

This represents a tough loss for Sacramento, especially since Bagley had a strong outing in the opener. He finished the game with a double-double, getting 14 points and 10 boards, while also adding one steal and one block.

Although his rookie season with Sacramento Kings got off to a shaky start, Marvin Bagley III still managed to have a successful first year in the NBA. Bagley played 62 games (four starts) and averaged 14.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as a rookie. He also earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in the process.