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Marvin Bagley says he is fully healthy, working to improve his strength and shooting

The second year Kings forward is looking forward to getting back to action after injuries held him out of most of the season.

Marvin Bagley spoke about his health and conditioning progress in a press conference Thursday afternoon. 

€œI feel great,€ Bagley said. €œI feel 100 percent€¦ I'm ready to go.€

The second year big man said he is currently under no restrictions in his workouts and is feeling no pain in his foot. Bagley said he can't remember the last time he did experience pain related to the injuries that held him out of 51 games for the Sacramento Kings this season. 

When asked about what he has been doing for his game since the season was put on hold in March, Bagley repeatedly stressed two areas where he believes he is improving. 

First, Bagley said he is spending lots of time in the weight room, with the goal of being able to hold up against the larger centers in the NBA. 

€œI was 230-something (pounds),€ Bagley said of his playing weight near the beginning of the season. €œNow I'm at 240.€ 

Secondly, Bagley said his shooting is coming along nicely as well. He and his brother, Marcus Bagley, have been getting plenty of shots up at their home court. He said he is seeing significant progress in his jumper. 

When questions from the media turned to Bagley's role with the team once play resumes later this month, Bagley deferred to head coach Luke Walton 

€œWhatever he's going to do is out of my control,€ Bagley said. €œI have no expectations.€

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SanjeshSingh
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July 2, 2020 2:27 pm

Gonna be cautiously optimistic about his return. He’s a huge x factor if he can find his form

Timmy_13
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July 2, 2020 2:33 pm

I’d rather he work on defense and passing.

RikSmits
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July 2, 2020 10:28 pm
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And here’s the rub: it is very difficult to work on passing in a training environment.
 
Sure, you can work on passing techniques, and stuff like watching the court from the corner of your eyes (anyone remember the practice where three guys stood left and right and in front of you, and the trainer stood behind your back, pointing at who would pass? And get plenty of balls hit the side of you face?)
 
But ultimately, it depends on you willingness to scan the court for your teammates while you are also looking for your shot, making the split second decision to shoot or pass, it is anticipating where your teammates will be and their ability to process certain passes (I had one teammate who fumbled so many bounce passes it was silly), knowing how to mask your pass until the last moment etc.
 
It can be done, but if Marvin will be able to do it, it will demand a significant shift in mindset and quite some time.

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July 3, 2020 8:01 am
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Great take Rik! Yea it’s going to be one hell of an uphill climb for Marvin. I really hope and wish he could do it. I really feel he can make his biggest impact on the court by focusing on other things other than scoring. If he does that, that could propel the Kings from fringe playoff team to possible 7-8th seed.

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July 2, 2020 2:33 pm

The most typical Kangz week ever…
 

  • Valued assistant coach splits for greener pastures.
  • Head coach declares oft-injured player looks ready.
  • Disappointing draft pick looks stronger during time off.

 
 
 
 

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July 2, 2020 3:04 pm
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Young Kings fan: What do you mean, you’ve seen this? It’s brand new.
 
Marty McCamera : Yeah, well, I saw it on a
 
[realizing] 
 
Marty McCamera : … rerun.
 
Young Kings fan: What’s a rerun?
 
Marty McCamera: You’ll find out.

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July 2, 2020 3:46 pm
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Kings fan: Luka you’re my density… I mean you’re destiny.
Vlade: Hey Baghead!

1951
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July 2, 2020 4:14 pm
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Dr. Fauci: Tell me future boy, who do the Kings draft with their highest pick in 21st century?
 
Young Kings fan: Marvin Bagley III
 
Dr. Fauci: Marvin Bagley? The rapper? Who is their shooting guard, Robert Van Winkle? I suppose Kendrick Lamar is the point guard!

SolidPoint
July 2, 2020 5:09 pm
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Time is a flat circle

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July 2, 2020 2:39 pm

I have no expectations either, Marvin.

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July 2, 2020 2:47 pm

Nothing in the basketball world would make me happier than if Marvin Bagley was somehow awesome.

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July 2, 2020 3:01 pm
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Justin James becoming the next Scottie Pippen would make me equally happy and is about equally likely.

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July 2, 2020 6:22 pm

The biggest smile of my day occurred while slowly imagining your words coming true.

1951
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July 2, 2020 3:01 pm

OMG. Welcome back to the DMC era of, “Best shape of his career!” to start play every season (and re-season)!

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July 2, 2020 3:51 pm

Please be good, please!!!
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July 2, 2020 3:53 pm

I would love him to put on 10 pounds of passing. Or even 10 pounds of court awareness.

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July 2, 2020 3:59 pm

If only the Kings were so Luka in life!

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July 2, 2020 4:51 pm

Presumably Bagley has been playing basketball for at least the last decade I’ll guess? What could he have possibly done in the last couple months that significantly improved his jumper he wasn’t doing before? He had incredible coaching at Duke, and somehow going back to coach Dad for a few months drastically improves his jumpshot? I kinda refuse to believe he wasn’t getting up plenty of shots the rest of his life, all anyone sells about Bagley is his work ethic (and second jump). So what’s changed here?
 
P.S. shoutout to the Bagley stan who likes to come through the comments and downvote every Bagley take that isn’t pie in the sky, see ya soon friend.

anan1234
July 3, 2020 12:29 am
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If he feels that way then he feels that way I see nothing wrong with that. Being a little too critical of his comments.

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July 3, 2020 9:56 am
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Some people are being a little too critical about Bagley? I have no idea what you are talking about.

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July 3, 2020 1:21 pm
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If you mean i am being too critical of unnamed Bagley stan’s comments, i have no idea who it is or what his comments are. I would prefer people do as you have done, and offer words in support of their position instead of drive by downvoting. If you meant something else, let me know.

anan1234
July 4, 2020 10:17 am
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I was just speaking to Bagley comment’s himself. Just started getting on this forum so I’m unaware of who are stan’s for whom yet.
 
Yeah not sure how I feel about the down voting feature now that you bring up “drive by down voting” which I haven’t heard of before but I like the term. I’d rather see people voice/debate why they disagree with you then just give a down vote and move on.

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July 3, 2020 2:03 pm
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In regards to training over the last decade, there’s a big difference between training as an 11 year old and a 21 year old. One of my favorite hoops coaches always told me players are made in the offseason. This has basically been an offseason for him. He’s been on COVID lockdown like everyone else, only he has a hoop (unlike some Kings players ), and a 6’8″ little brother that wants to be a hooper too. This is a good thing. They’ve probably put up a shit ton of reps. If he really did then it’ll probably show. If he’s just saying he did, it’ll also probably show. We’ll see…
Also 10lbs is a good chunk to put on already, with his lean frame. Adding strength will help him on both ends of the court. This should be a good thing universally.
 
It’ll ultimately have to be seen on the court. But there’s reason for optimism. I’m thinking a 21 year old big man has got some room to grow. Both literally and figuratively speaking. No reason to think that’s not the case.
 

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July 2, 2020 5:20 pm

F.Y.I
Embiid – 280 lbs
Jusuf Nurkic – 290 lbs
Deandre Ayton – 250 lbs
Gobert – 258 lbs
Derrick Favors – 265 lbs
Zion Williamson – 284 lbs
 
Conclusion, Bagley just cannot handle any of those centre from all other 29 teams

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July 2, 2020 11:39 pm

No problem, he can play SF and match up with Lebron now…

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July 3, 2020 9:47 am

Richaun Holmes is listed at 6’10” and 235 pounds. He can play center just fine. If Bagley is 6’11” and 240 pounds, he should be able to as well.

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July 3, 2020 1:39 pm
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The listed weight & the actual weight aren’t necessarily the same.

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July 2, 2020 5:22 pm

I am pretty optimistic, perhaps not that he will be a huge difference maker over the course of these last eight games, but of his talent overall. I think he can get buckets and as he gets stronger really be a big time rebounder.

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July 3, 2020 12:03 pm

Alright. It would be fun to watch Marvin had a good stretch of play here even if it’s entirely unexpected.

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July 3, 2020 3:19 pm
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Alright. It would be fun to watch Marvin had a good stretch of play here even if it’s entirely unexpected.

 
Fixed that for you

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July 3, 2020 10:14 pm

Love to see that COVID has not dulled the vitriol of my fellow long sufferings kangz fans. Haha. Popped in here after some time off and my heart is filled to see the hate train still rolling. Good thing that train has endless amounts of coal! We shoulda picked Luka. Bagley is a bust. Indisputable at this point. Gotta hope he becomes a player of some repute. There is zero chance he will be as good as Luka so we may as well stop talking about it. Let’s hope what he becomes is decent

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July 4, 2020 9:50 am
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Damn, I thought we left this stuff behind:

so we may as well stop talking about it.

 

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July 4, 2020 10:49 am
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There’s zero chance that everyone did, so we may as well stop talking about that too.

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