Sacramento Kings Exercise Options On Fox & Bagley

Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings Marvin Bagley (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Sacramento Kings have announced that they have exercised team options on De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley.

There is good news coming out of the Sacramento Kings’ front office: the team has picked up 2020-21 team options that keep Marvin Bagley and De’Aaron Fox in a Kings uniform for another season. The second and third-year players are considered a big part of the future core for Sacramento.

Is Fox An All-Star Caliber Point Guard?

Taken with the fifth pick in 2017 draft, Fox showed he is a player you can count on to run your team. He is known to be lightning quick with the ball in his hands, and he was named the fastest player in the NBA in the annual GM survey. Over the summer, he worked on his jump shot and perimeter play, both of which have improved, making him your starting point guard for the foreseeable future. 

Last year, Fox took a huge step forward with his overall play. Fox has played 159 games for Sacramento and has averaged 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 5.9 assists to go along with 1.3 steals. If he can continue is trajectory and have a breakout year similar to the one he had last season, it will be only a matter of time before Fox makes an all-star team. 

Bagley: Full Of Potential

The choice to select Marvin Bagley III over Luke Doncic in the 2018 NBA Draft is a decision that will be questioned for years to come. But Bagley certainly has the tools to become a star himself.  During his rookie season, he averaged just shy of 15 points per game and shot 50% from the field.

Bagley has been shown to be somewhat injury prone, having missed extended time last season to go along with his current injury. If the Sacramento Kings want to get back to the playoffs, locking up Bagley for the extended future would be in the team’s best interest.

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Final Thoughts

De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley are the future of the Sacramento Kings. With Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes secured with the long term contracts, the team and front office can focus its energy and negotiations elsewhere.

The Kings play the Utah Jazz tonight at 7PM.