Kings’ Marvin Bagley Might Not Play Again This Season

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

Sacramento Kings are currently on a three-game winning streak, but their playoff chances remain slim. And it seems like they will face even bigger odds in the future as their talented second-year forward Marvin Bagley might not play again this season.

Bagley is currently out with a left mid-foot sprain he aggravated back in January. The team announced towards the end of the month that the 20-year-old would be examined in three weeks, after which the decision will be made on his return. But the player himself acknowledged over the weekend that sitting out for the rest of the season is a real possibility.

Still, he remains positive about the outcome.

“I’m definitely going to try to come back this year, but that’s too far ahead at this point,” said Bagley. “The most important thing for me right now is to make sure I’m healthy. Honestly, who knows, I’m just going one day at a time with this, I’m trying not to think too far ahead.”

After playing 62 games in his rookie season and earning an NBA All-Rookie First Team nod, Marvin Bagley managed to play only 13 games in 2019/20 due to injuries. Bagley first broke his right thumb in the season opener, and then injured his foot in December, before aggravating the injury several weeks later.

During the 13 games he was on the court, Bagley averaged 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds.