Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley III injured against Suns: Will miss time

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings shoots a foul against the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 7, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings shoots a foul against the Phoenix Suns during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 7, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Sacramento Kings second overall pick Marvin Bagley III suffered an injury in the July 7 game against the Suns.  Find out more about the injury and its ramifications.

The Sacramento Kings are in full rebuild mode, so moving up to the second overall pick in the lottery was a fortunate event.  The Kings took Marvin Bagley III with that selection with the hopes of him being a dominant offensive force for the team.

His journey started like most NBA rookies in summer league.  Bagley III played three games in Sacramento at the California Classic before heading to the main event in Las Vegas.  The Kings’ plan was MB3 would show out in Sin City and give fans hope for the future in Sacramento.  Unfortunately, Bagley III’s summer league play may be over.

The Kings took on the Phoenix Suns on July 7.  It was the feature game of the day and a battle between the top two draft choices.  Late in the game, Bagley III suffered an injury, though.  James Ham Tweeted out an update on MB3 after the contest.

Worrying?

The fact that the team ruled him out so quickly would be worrying during the regular season, but it is not during summer league.  The Kings have no motivation to rush a crucial piece of their rebuild back from an injury during July basketball.  The severity of Bagley III’s injury is not yet known, so stay tuned for the update after the MRI.

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For those looking for good news, here is Marvin Bagley III’s interview from after the game courtesy of Sean Cunningham.

Bagley III did not seem concerned about the knock, so fans should rest easy until further details come out.

Final thoughts

Sacramento Kings prized rookie Marvin Bagley III suffered an injury in their Las Vegas Summer League opener on July 7.  The big man will get an MRI on Monday and more information will come after that.  The Kings figure to struggle on Sunday without MB3 against the Clippers.

Hopefully, the injury is not serious and we see Bagley III suit up again before the team leaves Vegas.  Stay tuned.

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