Player News - Kings

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General manager Vlade Divac said Marvin Bagley III could eventually play some small forward.

To be clear, he's not expected to play the three much or in the short term, but the Kings believe he could play there when he game develops. Bagley is athletic enough to play the three, but there will be limitless concerns about how he'll fair on defense. The Kings have a lot of frontcourt players, so maybe this is an option to help others get minutes. Either way, Bagley is a decent bet to lead the team is scoring in his rookie year.
Jun 22 - 7:49 PM

The Sacramento Kings have taken Marvin Bagley with the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

The Duke freshman has the potential to be a 20-10 guy in the NBA after posting averages of 21.0 points, 11.1 boards, 1.5 dimes, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks. Bagley runs the floor as well as any big man and he made 39.7% from deep last year, so he certainly fits the 2018 style. The Kings claim they had Bagley as the top player on their board and would have taken him with the No. 1 overall pick.
Jun 21 - 7:44 PM

Several reports have the Kings locked in on Marvin Bagley III as the No. 2 pick.

Within the last 30 minutes, multiple ESPN reports from different reporters, USA Today, Yahoo! Sports, the New York Times, local beat reports, and others have all said the Kings are going with Bagley. It's a little odd that so many people are reporting this, so someone clearly wants the world to assume Sacramento is going with Bagley. Regardless, Bagley would become the best offensive option in their frontcourt and would likely start.
Jun 21 - 4:39 PM

Harry Giles has "secretly looked great" in workouts this offseason, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

After missing the last season, Giles has reportedly been working out for at least a month. The Duke product was widely considered as the top high school prospect two years ago, but numerous knee ailments caused him to slide to No. 20 last year. Giles makes a ton of sense as a last-round flier in 12-team leagues.
Jun 21 - 4:28 PM

The Kings have been "zeroing in" on Marvin Bagley III for the No 2 pick barring a late change, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

Spears has plenty of connections with the Bay Area and NBCS had already reported that Bagley was the guy, so to sounds like the Kings have a new power forward, assuming a team doesn't make a big offer to move up.
Jun 21 - 4:24 PM

Marvin Bagley III is "likely the pick at No. 2" for the Kings, according to James Ham of NBCS Bay Area.

Just about everyone believes Bagley is going second, but some others believe the Kings are sending out a smokescreen. Either way, Bagley is a walking 20-10 and he's reportedly infatuated with going as high as he can -- several top prospects didn't give their medicals to the Kings.
Jun 21 - 3:01 PM

Marvin Bagley is "infatuated" with going as high as possible in the 2018 draft, according to ESPN draft analyst Mike Schmitz.

Jonathan Givony's most recent mock draft has Bagley going No. 2 overall, and Schmitz described the Bagley-Sacramento fit as a "match made in heaven" on The Woj Pod. In recent years the Kings have struggled to get guys to come in for workouts, but they had no such issues with bringing in Bagley, and that reportedly endeared him to management. Bagley wants to be a 20-10 guy his rookie year, and he'd have a great chance of realizing that goal in Sacramento.
Source: The Woj Pod
Jun 17 - 3:23 PM

Iman Shumpert has opted into his $11 million player option for the 2018-19 season, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

This was pretty much a no-brainer for Shumpert. He played just 14 games last season and didn't even play with the Kings after they traded for him in February. The Kings will be rebuilding again next year, so the 27-year-old guard likely won't be in the rotation at multiple points of the season.
Jun 8 - 7:47 PM

Marvin Bagley III had a workout with the Suns on Friday and is scheduled to work out with the Kings on Monday.

He’s almost a lock to go in the top five, and Bagley even said it was "disrespectful" for so many to assume DeAndre Ayton would go first in the draft. The Duke product also made a point to say that he’s a four and a five on the court, but Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he viewed Bagley as a four. Bagley grew up in the Phoenix area and added that he would probably hold a lifetime grudge if the Suns pass on him. He’ll likely have appealing fantasy value because he’ll be on a bad team next year and has a high offensive ceiling.
Jun 8 - 7:15 PM

The Suns announced they will host Marvin Bagley III for a workout on Friday.

The Suns have the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, and many pundits have predicted they will select Deandre Ayton. In fact, Ayton has said publically "I know I’m going No. 1." However, Phoenix is still bringing in Bagley, and other top prospects. Bagley is expected to go in the top five.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 8 - 1:35 PM

The Kings are reportedly "exploring all options" with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

The early assumption was that Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic would be the first two players off the board. However, ESPN reported earlier in the week that Kings were not high on Doncic and would lean towards passing on him if Ayton went first. This Sac Bee report states that Doncic will certainly be an option, but the Kings will also consider Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr., Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr., Texas center Mohamed Bamba and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III.
May 26 - 10:48 AM

Frank Mason, Skal Labissiere, Nigel Hayes and Harry Giles were working out after a pre-draft workout on Friday.

No details yet on how far along Giles is, but he probably isn't 100 percent after the Kings ruled him out for the season in January. The Kings took a chance on one of the best high school prospects, and they knew they weren't going to get much out of him last year. Maybe he plays in summer league.
May 25 - 3:40 PM

Kosta Koufos will exercise his $8.7 million player option to remain with the Kings for the 2018-19 season.

The 29-year-old Koufos is entering his fourth year with Sacramento, having averaged 6.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game last season. He was unlikely to command a higher annual salary as a free agent, and is likely betting that he can lock up one more long-term deal in 2019. No matter where he's playing, he'll go undrafted in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
May 10 - 12:25 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee surgery) is expected to resume full basketball activities in 8-10 weeks.

That should keep him out of Las Vegas Summer League in July. Players often get a knee scope after the completion of a season, and it's not necessarily going to affect them negatively in the coming year. Bogdanovic took a step back in efficiency as the season went along, so he'll look to turn it around and he should be close to 100 percent for camp in the fall.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 25 - 3:07 PM

An MRI revealed a slight tear of the medial meniscus in Bogdan Bogdanovic's left knee, and he will undergo a minimally invasive meniscus debridement procedure on Tuesday.

We should get an official timetable for Bogdanovic's return date after the procedure is performed, but a knee scope isn't anything to be too terribly worried about and he'll have plenty of time to get himself ready for the 2018-19 season. After posting averages of 11.8 points, 3.3 dimes, 1.7 triples, 0.9 steals and 1.6 turnovers per game on 44.6% shooting during his rookie season, he'll be someone to think about snatching up towards the later rounds on draft day next year.
Source: NBA
Apr 24 - 6:57 PM


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