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  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Sacramento Kings have officially announced the departure of Assistant General Manager Peja Stojakovic.

    The news of Stojakovic's departure comes only 24 hours after that of Vlade Divac and was certainly on the horizon given he did not assume the role of GM. It appears as though the Kings are heading down a new path given their recent struggles and what that means for the playing roster remains to be seen.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Sam Amick is reporting that Vlade Divac has stepped down as GM of the Kings.

    Joe Dumars, who had previously been an advisor, will assume GM duties and become the interim VP of Basketball Ops. The Kings have a solid young core but continue to make missteps that keep them out of the playoff conversation. Sacramento's draft choice of Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic will haunt them for a very long time, though Divac did bring some good players into the organization. Still, given the franchise's lack of success under his watch, the Bagley pick may define Divac's legacy. After another wasted season, we'll see if the next regime wants to keep building with the pieces in place or start re-tooling the roster. Amick also reports that Luke Walton's job is safe for the time being despite being a Divac hire.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley will miss Thursday's game against the Lakers with a foot sprain.

    Bagley hasn't played in the bubble and the Kings have no reason to rush him back.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Harrison Barnes
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Harrison Barnes remains in Sacramento after testing positive for Covid-19 and has yet to clear the NBA coronavirus protocol in order to travel to the Orlando campus.

    It was also reported that Barnes will be on the first flight out to Orlando as soon as he receives his two negative test results. The Kings have been hit hard over the last week with De'Aaron Fox spraining his ankle and Marvin Bagley suffering another foot injury. Luckily, the team seems optimistic about Fox's chances of playing in their first game on July 31 while Bagley will sit out the remainder of the season. Hopefully, Barnes can join the team soon in order to be able to play in the team's first contest. We'll learn more over the coming days.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes will not face the Heat in Wednesday's scrimmage.

    Holmes became famous for unwittingly breaking quarantine to get food and had to remain away from the Kings for a period of 10 days. He was able to participate in Tuesday's practice and considers himself a cautionary tale about safety. Holmes should put up big numbers with Marvin Bagley ruled out for the rest of the season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley III's (lateral right foot sprain) season is done, as he is reportedly being shut down and held out of the upcoming NBA restart in Orlando.

    This is a tough pill for Kings fans to swallow, although it might be the right move for the franchise. They are still fighting for a playoff spot and could feasibly overtake the Pelicans, the Blazers and the Grizzlies for the West's final postseason bid and the right to play the top seed in the first round. That does not sound particularly appetizing and the Kings would rather let Bagley III have the extra rest and rehabilitation time. He only managed to take the floor in a paltry 13 games for the Kings this season, averaging 14.2 PPG and 7.5 RPG. It remains to be seen if Bagley III can stay healthy for an entire, 82-game regular season.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley (right foot) was seen walking with crutches and a walking boot at Tuesday's practice.

    Bagley suffered an injury in Sunday's practice and the Kings are still awaiting MRI results, but this doesn't look good. The sophomore was limited to just 13 games before the season shut down, and has played in only 75 games through two NBA seasons. If Bagley misses any of the Kings' restart games, which seems likely at this point, Richaun Holmes will be an early-round fantasy target, while Alex Len, Nemanja Bjelica and Harry Giles should all see additional minutes.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley suffered a right foot injury at Sunday's practice and the Kings are awaiting MRI results.

    Bagley has been limited to 13 games this season because of a thumb fracture and serious left foot sprain, and now his other foot is ailing. If he's forced to miss any time in Orlando, which is possible considering how the organization has treated him with the utmost caution, it would open up minutes for Nemanja Bjelica, Alex Len and Harry Giles, among others. Richaun Holmes is still in quarantine after breaking the NBA's bubble protocols while Harrison Barnes' status is unknown after he tested positive for COVID-19, so the Kings are getting very thin up front.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    21-year-old former Duke standout Marvin Bagley III was slowed by a nagging foot injury in 2019-20 which limited him to just 13 games and averaging 14.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG and 0.9 BPG on .467 shooting.

    Unfortunately for Bagley and his fans in fantasy, his sophomore season was mostly characterized by the number of games he spent on the sidelines with his foot injury. The 13 games he managed to play provide us with a small sample size to properly appreciate what the big man really brings to the table. He is still young and is considered to be a core piece of the team's future, so don't sleep on him in 2020-21 where he'll be looking to redeem himself from a disappointing 2019-20. He finished the season with top-150/160 value in 8/9-cat leagues, a far cry from his lofty middle-round ADP.

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley confirmed that he is "ready to go" for the NBA restart in Orlando after rehabbing from a left foot sprain.

    It was previously reported in early July that the Kings' training staff believed that Bagley would be available for game action soon and this report confirms that Bagley will in fact be available for the league resumption. Bagley has yet to live up to the hype of the second overall pick in 2018 as he has only been able to play in 75 out of a possible 146 games (51.3 percent). It is unclear what role Bagley will have in Orlando but it appears that his injury woes are behind him and we will learn more about his ability during the league resumption. Bagley's return would likely cut into the playing time of Nemanja Bjelica, Harry Giles, Jabari Parker and Harrison Barnes.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings training staff believes that Marvin Bagley (left foot sprain) will be available for game action shortly.

    Bagley hasn't appeared in a game since January. While Bagley would likely have a bench role, his return may cut into the playing time of teammates like Harrison Barnes and Harry Giles.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings will open their practice facility on Monday, following the NBA's guidelines.

    The guidelines state that a maximum of four players can be in the facility at any point and there is only allowed one player per basket. This could be beneficial for Marvin Bagley (sprained foot) if he is able to work out and further his recovery process. Woj reported that up to six assistant coaches or development staff can be designated to attend team facilities to supervise workouts. Bagley may be able to start working out, but he will likely have to go through 3-on-3 workouts and ramp up to 5-on-5 before being medically cleared, which is not possible under the current guidelines.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Sacramento Kings' Coach Luke Walton said that Marvin Bagley (sprained foot) "feels much better" and is "excited about playing ball again".

    Walton said that Bagley would need to go through the usual protocol before returning to the court. He said this would included playing 3-on-3, then 5-on-5 and lastly getting clearance from the medical staff. If the Kings do play again this season, Bagley may need a couple weeks to complete this process before being cleared to play.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    A foot specialist confirmed that Marvin Bagley aggravated his left foot sprain and the Kings announced that Bagley will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

    Bagley is without a timetable to return. He's increasingly difficult to hang onto in 12-team leagues that don't have an IR spot. Assuming he's re-evaluated three weeks from today, that gives Bagley about five weeks left in the season — add on the time he'll miss past the re-evaluation and the eventual ramp-up period should he actually return this season, and he might be up to full speed by the time most leagues are wrapping up. Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica will hold down the frontcourt minutes (when healthy), with extra room opening up for Alex Len, Harry Giles, Harrison Barnes and Jabari Parker.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Jabari Parker (right shoulder strain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Bucks.

    Marvin Bagley possibly missing the rest of the reason explains why the Kings made a move on Parker. He's had injury problems throughout his career and it does not look like his role will be big enough to have standard league value even when healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report