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What can the Kings get for Marvin Bagley?

If the big man's time is finished in Sacramento, can the Kings get any value for him in the trade market?

Over the last couple of weeks, one fact has become abundantly clear in Sacramento: Marvin Bagley wants out. Between a months-long social media campaign by his father to get his son to another team, a "liked" tweet by Bagley himself about getting traded, declining to specifically state that he wants to stay with the Kings in a podcast after "liking" the tweet, and his PR people blaming coaches for his poor play and lack of fourth quarter success, the likelihood of Marvin wearing a Kings uniform next season feels extremely low. To put it frankly, he's gone, and likely gone by draft night.

Bagley wanting out, and the Kings wanting Bagley out, as evidenced by Monte McNair's failed attempt to send him to the Detroit Pistons at the trade deadline, puts the team in a tough position when trying to extract assets out of the former second overall pick. Marvin's value was never going to be particularly high before a theoretical trade request, considering he's missed half of his career games and he's owed over $11 million next season, but now teams can take advantage of the fact that he needs to go, which only further serves to suffocate any return in a potential deal.

Within the fan base and among NBA media members, the discussions around Bagley's value vary greatly. Some think he's worth a late lottery pick, while others may say the Kings need to include a minor asset to dump his salary. As with all things controversial, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, and studying historical examples of similar situations can help gauge what a transaction might actually look like.

It's not every day that former top-5 picks are traded in the midst of their rookie-scale deals, but Bagley's situation also isn't unprecedented. Jahlil Okafor, Thomas Robinson, Derrick Williams, Josh Jackson, and Hasheem Thabeet are all examples of high lottery selections moving in the middle of their first contract, but two particular players stand out as logical value comparisons for Marvin.

Michael Beasley, a former second overall pick himself, was dealt after two years with the Miami Heat. In the season prior to the deal, he averaged 14.8 points and 6.4 boards, while Bagley put up 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season, an extremely close statistical match. For their troubles in the trade, the Heat were awarded a 2011 and a 2014 second round draft pick. Interestingly enough, Jason Jones of The Athletic shared that Bagley carried the same exact value at the trade deadline:

It's no secret that Bagley was available at the trade deadline, but the Kings never received the kind of offer that made a deal worthwhile. One league executive told me a couple of second-round picks is about all they could see parting with to add Bagley.

From a non-statistical, non-positional, more situational point of view, Markelle Fultz is the other easy link to Bagley. He was far more frequently injured, only appearing in an average of 16 games through his first two seasons, compared to 39 games over three seasons for Marvin, but Fultz was also the more highly heralded prospect coming into the league, leading to his eventual selection as the first pick in the incredibly deep 2017 NBA Draft.

After the situation became untenable between Fultz, his camp, and the Philadelphia 76ers, again extremely similar to Bagley and the Kings, the Sixers traded him to the Orlando Magic for Jonathon Simmons, who appeared in a total of 15 NBA games post-trade, a second round pick, and a top-20 protected first rounder, which eventually conveyed as the 21st overall pick in last year's draft.

Those historical comps for Bagley aren't exactly encouraging, but they do help to set a realistic stage for any theoretical deals. While it's certainly possible that a team loves his potential and sends a tangible asset Sacramento's way, it's much more likely that his value lies somewhere between a pair of second rounders and a late, late first, or perhaps a struggling young player with similar potential.

All of these factors put the Sacramento Kings in an incredibly difficult position when it comes to Marvin Bagley's tenure in Sacramento. They can either trade away what was once one of the most valuable assets in the NBA for essentially nothing, or they can buckle up and ride it out with an unhappy player and his dramatic camp for the next few months. Neither solution is ideal, and neither solution will likely result in any meaningful assets heading Sacramento's way, a terribly depressing conclusion to what was once one of the most exciting draft lottery outcomes in franchise history.

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RandyBreuersNeckHair
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July 9, 2021 2:50 pm

Way to start my weekend.

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July 9, 2021 3:14 pm
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July 9, 2021 5:15 pm
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That golden ticket was a frickin curse! Vlade ruined our 2018 draft, and our 2019 draft as well, when we had no 1st round pick because of his terrible trade.

How the heck do you recover from two consecutive NBA draft busts?
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July 10, 2021 7:14 am
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Although if I heard Bagley was traded today for the 20 something pick in this years draft I would be so happy. Tired of his righteous attitude alienating himself from his own fan base and teammates.

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July 9, 2021 2:53 pm

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July 9, 2021 4:44 pm
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Farts! Double Farts! Turds! Double Turds!

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July 10, 2021 7:15 am
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Sadly€¦ I will like it

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July 10, 2021 1:20 pm
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I’ll have a Luka, a Lillard, a Joker with extra MPJ, a Trae, and a KAT. I want a Booker, a Ja, a Steph and an Ayton. I’ll have a €¦

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July 9, 2021 3:01 pm

Marvin “Paper” Bagley is a sunk cost. Get whatever you can for him, even if it’s a peanut. A peanut will provide calories, which some other player can use as energy when dribbling with his right hand and saying something smart instead of stupid on social media.

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July 9, 2021 3:40 pm
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July 9, 2021 5:28 pm
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I literally laughed out loud!

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July 9, 2021 6:31 pm
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Kangz don’t understand the concept of a sunk cost. They hang on forever. They even try to pick up other teams €œpotential€ stars like Jabari Parker.

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July 9, 2021 8:00 pm

They’ve used the “He was the #2/3/4/etc. pick in the draft just a few years ago!” rationale way too many times. The second a player is drafted and signs a contract, his draft position becomes completely meaningless. Nobody says, “Oh, we shouldnt acquire that really good player because he was a late draft pick years ago.” Using a player’s past draft position to justify acquiring them in the present is nonsensical. I guess that’s why the Kings do it so often.

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July 9, 2021 9:09 pm
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Clearly shows the lack of knowledge and leadership in the front office. This team thought they were good so we need to get that guy€¦.

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July 10, 2021 9:55 am
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It’s their version of scouting and the culture of this organization. The past is always more favorable than our present.

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July 10, 2021 7:31 pm
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I had to give you a thumbs down. A peanut is waaaaay more valuable then Marvin. You can plant a single peanut and in roughly 100 days have 10 times as many. If you replanted every peanut that you got from that first one. You would be the next Blue Diamond of peanuts in roughly 4 years.
So to be honest, Marvin Badly (not a typo) is no where near as valuable as a single peanut. The potential of 1 peanut is greater then the potential of Marvin Badly.

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July 9, 2021 3:04 pm

Can we send Walton, Vivek, and Matina out with him?

Could be like the anti-A Team, ruining franchises wherever they go.

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July 9, 2021 3:32 pm

2 down votes, if you get 1 more we can confirm Walton, Vivek and Matina frequent TKH.

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July 9, 2021 3:37 pm
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My money is on Aneel. What does that guy actually do?

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July 9, 2021 6:33 pm
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He is probably the one choosing in this years draft.

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July 9, 2021 10:42 pm

I hope not.

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July 10, 2021 9:06 am

You joke, but Aneel was the dinner with Doncic where they ultimately decided not to draft him, as opposed to actual basketball people who had real jobs in the front office.

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July 10, 2021 10:04 am
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Every joke about this team is somewhat real whether we realize it or not.

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July 9, 2021 6:47 pm
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Four and counting.

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July 9, 2021 3:25 pm

I doubt they’ll get much for him.

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July 9, 2021 3:30 pm

What can the Kings get for Marvin Bagley?
A ham sandwich and a bag of chips?

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July 9, 2021 6:34 pm
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The ham is a bit much.

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July 9, 2021 8:01 pm
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Only if the chips are “original flavor”; none of the special ones.

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July 9, 2021 3:32 pm

Misery loves company. There’s no better way to reward Marvin for his behavior than by forcing him to play out his contract in Sacramento (and matching his subsequent $5M external offer).

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July 9, 2021 11:04 pm

Agreed. And why would the Kings give up an asset to unload him unless they need to do so to resign Holmes or sign another player? Make him prove himself. He’s restricted. Let him ride the bench and set an example with him. Maybe he’ll grow the F up.

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July 10, 2021 7:19 am

This is the next best option to a late first or 2 seconds.

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July 9, 2021 3:39 pm

I still say trade him to the Knicks. I hate Thibs, but Bagley will either earn his way or sink, and that’s what he needs.

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July 9, 2021 3:51 pm
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Chip Bag (ley)

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July 9, 2021 4:01 pm
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I would prefer Sour Cream and Onion but I think that might be too steep a price.

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July 9, 2021 4:30 pm

He’s not worth bbq, he’s not worth sour cream and onion, he’s not worth cool ranch, and he’s DEFINITELY not worth ridges.

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July 9, 2021 4:35 pm
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Oh we would need to add picks to get ridges back.

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July 9, 2021 4:44 pm
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I would take a Bag of Cheetos

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July 9, 2021 5:07 pm
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WE’RE ALL GONNA GET LAYS!
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July 9, 2021 10:11 pm
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This community continually kills it with offhand, impromptu jokes that border on Dad-shit, and this one might be one of my favorites. My wife and I watch this once every year or two, and I’ll awkwardly try to steal this joke next time around. I don’t ever have Lay’s in my pantry, so it’ll probably come across as “everyone gets, uh Mission Tortilla Chipped”, and definitely won’t get me laid.

Also, read/audiobook Caddyshack: The Making Of A Hollywood Cinderella Story. It’s full of great stories, but the biggest standout for me was that a coked-up Dangerfield had never been on a movie set, so for the first several weeks he thought his jokes were bombing because the crew had to stay quiet when the cameras were rolling.

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July 9, 2021 5:23 pm
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Add the Charlie Brown rocks gif to our Lucy/Football gif Kings vault.
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July 9, 2021 6:36 pm
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Not family size. The tiny bags€¦.

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July 9, 2021 4:03 pm

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July 9, 2021 4:08 pm

I wonder if Marvin ever imagined he’d be mentioned in the same sentence with two NBA titans like Beasley and Fultz.

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July 9, 2021 6:37 pm
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Kind of an insult to both of them.

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July 9, 2021 4:21 pm

I still laugh to myself about how bitter I am about Marvin the player and Marvin the pick. Between his father and then Marvin taking his lead to get out of town, I prefer to just insult him before he inevitably leaves. Either insult him by making him play out this contract and earn time from the bench or trade him to Boston for Brian Scalabrine’s pubes.

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July 9, 2021 6:39 pm
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Can they make his daddy retrieve and deliver the pubes?

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July 9, 2021 4:27 pm

There is no riding it out. Not only is he a toxic buffoon to the community, but at this point he offers no upside and wont be getting better

You could’ve argued at the deadline that he may still have been able to turn it around, but Ive seen enough to know he wont ever be shiznit on the court

BBIQ is innate. The fact that he’s always in the wrong spots on defense and offense doesn’t get coached on film, and doesn’t get better with time.

He can refine other parts of his game enough to cover for his equal buffoonery on the court as off, but it will be to the tune of a role player who doesn’t move the needle

The image that he is going to turn his career around, and put up stellar advanced stats as well as counting stats is a nightmare mirage at this point with no validity

He’s equally capable of driving down his value even further, on the court this year

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July 9, 2021 6:20 pm
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Bagley’s been fine off the court as far as I know, aside from the social media stupidity, which more a sign that he’s knucklehead than a problem. Otherwise, I agree.

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July 12, 2021 9:38 am
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Knuckleheads are problems.

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July 9, 2021 6:40 pm
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He belongs in Stockton.

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July 10, 2021 7:44 am

Hey, I grew up in Stockton. And while I know what you meant, it still hurts.

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July 11, 2021 11:03 am
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Considering you were once Bagley’s biggest supporter, this says a lot about how bad he sucks. Have a thumb for coming around to reality.

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July 9, 2021 4:29 pm

Honestly I always thought Bags wouldn’t even be important enough for a team to trade for him specifically

When we (hopefully) trade Buddy/Barnes I could see him being thrown in to help make contracts match or maybe that little extra push in value to get over the top on a trade.\

I doubt we are gonna get much tho

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July 9, 2021 5:03 pm

Off topic, but HEY I HEARD Y’ALL FELT AN EARTHQUAKE IN SACRAMENTO yesterday.

This is from 2019….weird.

Apparently Sacramento people have hella weird names:

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July 9, 2021 6:36 pm
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Even when minor earthquakes happen out here in the Bay Area, I always either never feel them or sleep through them.

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July 9, 2021 8:41 pm
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Forgot this video was about Sacramento! I was 5 stories up when it happened – definitely felt it.

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July 9, 2021 5:14 pm

I have a question for anyone longer in the tooth than me.

When was the last time a high lottery pick floundered his first three years with the team that drafted him then went on to have a good NBA career elsewhere?

I hesitate to say someone like Julius Randle because the growth curve was there and he never really “floundered.” I also pause at someone like Jermaine O’Neal because he never got minutes in PDX until he ended up in Indy.

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July 9, 2021 5:20 pm
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I think I might be one of the people longer in the tooth than you, but I can’t answer that off the top of my head.

I find it crazy to think Bagley will be the one to go on and have a good NBA career after these first three years of meh.

Some will say hindsight is 20/20, but a number of folks were saying to trade him a year or two ago already.
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July 9, 2021 5:27 pm
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Right? Which makes his value even worse. The simple fact is, there isn’t much of a history in the NBA of a player like him turning it around.

I think the idea of a team willing to trade for Bagley in hopes of some kind of renaissance to his career is non-existent. History is not on his side so his value may be lower than many of us realize. He’s basically an expiring $11M deal, and that is about it.

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July 9, 2021 5:31 pm
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Obligatory “We had a better deal two years ago”.

Yeah, we’re going to get peanuts for him now.

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July 9, 2021 11:25 pm
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Bagley made his millions. Now he’s an artist. I would have gotten thumbs down for saying this a year ago. He has not motivation to be an effective NBA player. He’s done.

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July 9, 2021 5:22 pm
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Jermaine O’neal wasn’t a lottery pick. I’m not sure there’s a comp for Bagley really.

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July 9, 2021 5:28 pm
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The only logical comps are the ones many of us have thrown around here: Darko, Coke Machine, Stromile Swift, etc.

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July 9, 2021 6:23 pm
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I think the Beasley comparison has legs.
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July 9, 2021 10:44 pm
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And I don’t think those comps, or even Beasley, make much sense. Bagley is an atypical situation.

That said, it’s clear both sides need to move on.

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July 9, 2021 6:48 pm
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I am probably longer in the tooth.

I cannot think of a player that has done what Bagley thinks he can do.

Even ignoring the high lottery pick status to add more players into the mix makes it hard to find a player that has come through as a good player. Very few players are handed a three year try out with a guaranteed starting spot. Most players are pushed out of the game before then.

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July 9, 2021 6:58 pm

Agreed. There are players who take time to excel. Jimmy Butler, Kevin Martin, and Jermaine O’Neal come to mind. That being said, none of those guys were given the opportunity and minutes that Bagley has been awarded.

I really can’t think of anyone who rose to relevance after their 3rd year in the league.

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July 9, 2021 7:05 pm
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I honestly hope Bagley does do something with his career. Unfortunately the first step for any progress at this point is leaving Sacramento. I doubt he ends up being anything special until he ends up stuck with someone as a coach or GM that forces reality on him. Even then I think it is doubtful Bagley listens.

Bagley is going to be lucky to get a two year deal next year in my opinion.

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July 9, 2021 8:13 pm

Agreed. He’s got a year left on his rookie deal, but if the trend continues he’s likely to get a 2 year deal with a second year team option. I feel no one is going to invest long term.

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July 10, 2021 12:00 am
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Chauncey Billups is the only player I can think of who might work as an answer.

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July 11, 2021 8:12 pm
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I might be longer in the tooth, but I’m not sure how long you have been following the team. But I do remember in about 1989 when the Kings gave up Lasalle Thompson and something else I don’t recall for the 1985 second pick in the draft, also a left handed power forward named Wayman Tisdale whose numbers were pretty much identical to Bagleys right now. I loved the Tizzy flip while he was with us, and as I recall his numbers were best with the Kings; he was around 20 and 7 during his years here. We gave up the Tank, who was reliable, but I just loved Tisdale. His music career went a lot further than Bagley’s to date, but there is always hope in that arena as well! He was always a bright spot and reliable player for the Kings and his attitude just really inspired that locker room. Bagley could be the same if he could commit to it. RIP Wayman Tisdale.

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July 13, 2021 5:40 pm

Wayman was the second pick but he played for the Pacers for a couple of years.
Weber had an early rocky carear

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July 13, 2021 5:38 pm
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I don’t know of a comp.
I do know Stromile Swift, Darko, Beasly, the guy taken before Jordan , Fultz etc.

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July 9, 2021 5:57 pm

Is there another Vlade out there that may think Bags is the real deal…I don’t think so. What ever you can get for him, just do it.

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July 9, 2021 6:04 pm

Straight up? A couple decent 2nds sounds about right. 34 + 36 from OKC. Or something like Kenrich + 34. You might be able to break into the first round by taking a little money back, like Eric Gordon + 24 or something.

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July 9, 2021 6:15 pm

Make A Deal, Monty! Monte!
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July 9, 2021 6:16 pm

Last year, I have proposed a Monk <-> Bagley

But this cancer only cares only himself, we definitely need to trade him away at draft night or trade period.

As Pistons rejected our previous offer, I would then new propose Josh Jackson + I. Steward <-> Bagley

(we get a energy big, and a backup SF, can play some defense, though JJ got low BBIQ)

and Piston got Cade, no minutes to play Josh Jackson at all.

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July 11, 2021 11:06 am

The Pistons are my other team by birth, and I can say with 100 percent certainty they would NEVER trade Stewart for Bagley.

Why? Because Stewart is already a better player and has the motor and desire to keep improving.

Jackson? Sure. I’d take him and a second rounder for Pervis Bagley right now.

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July 9, 2021 6:23 pm

Curious what you all think; how much does our player development on this staff have to do with Bagley’s mediocrity? Or how would you rate our player development in general?

Just fyi, I think Bagley is simply not very good and the team is not holding him back so much as he just lacks the skill and durability (and maturity) by year 3 to show he’s better than what we’ve seen

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July 9, 2021 6:39 pm
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I don’t really think any NBA team is really much better than any other when it comes to skill development and physical training. Where I do think there are differences are:

  1. Talent evaluation. Identifying players with the capacity for major development and the present skills to succeed in the context the team plans for them.
  2. Putting them in a role that enables them to focus on their strengths while working on developing the rest of their game.
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July 9, 2021 6:41 pm

Excellent points.

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July 9, 2021 6:46 pm

Yeah, very good points. We certainly seem to have lacked proper talent evaluation AND conceiving of a greater plan to contextualize player skill sets in the first place. A little of both columns 🙁
I Am still skeptical that Bagley’s star potential has been shackled by the team, but he may indeed do better elsewhere
I suppose the question then is, has the team utilized him poorly when he has been able to play?

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July 10, 2021 12:03 am

I’d say that #2 is an important part of player development.

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July 10, 2021 1:50 pm
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I’d say we’re a #2 at player development.

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July 9, 2021 10:11 pm
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I would say look at Fox and Hali, and this staff can still make players look good. Holmes too.

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July 10, 2021 10:33 am
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I think these are examples of players with inate abilities and are using them.

Is this organization contributing to developing and maximizing Fox’s skills. Or is it just giving a podium for his natural progression?

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July 10, 2021 7:14 pm
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I’ve wondered the same thing, but we’d have to look at the team’s track record for developing into both good role players and stars, largely via the draft. In the last 15 years, our only all star has been Boogie Cousins. Fox is now on the cusp, at least. The last freakin all star before Boogie was Brad Miller and Peja, for context.

But besides all stars, what players have we turned into good role players while they were still on the team?

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July 11, 2021 11:11 am
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Great question, and one I’ve thought of before. I look at it this way €¦ Cousins was good (albeit a colossal ass), Fox is good and Haliburton is good.

Other than that, we just keep picking the wrong guys.

Robinson, Jimmer, Stauskas, Papa G, Skal, Malachi, etc. are either out of the league or barely in it, while Willie and McLemore are barely getting minutes on their current teams.

Point being, it’s not like they went elsewhere and became better players once they left.

I think Bagley is headed the direction of McLemore and Willie €¦ he’ll play a few more years with pretty minimal impact.

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July 9, 2021 6:28 pm

Send him to the bench in Stockton. If his brother is available late or for a nothing trade get him and put him next to his brother in Stockton.

Let their daddy negotiate on the open market after the season is over.

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July 9, 2021 7:25 pm

What could we get for Marvin Bagley? To quote a great American poet, there ain’t no Coup de Ville hiding at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.

Still don’t see the point of just cutting him loose or moving him for second round picks/equivalent salary. Might as well play him, whether he likes it or not.

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July 9, 2021 7:52 pm
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Best situation is letting his Daddy negotiate on the open market next season.

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July 9, 2021 7:59 pm
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I agree…unless he is going to be such a malcontent and poison the team, he NEEDS this season more than the Kings need him to have a good season. Buddy bitched a lot last offseason…seemed mostly OK this season attitude wise.

Bagley can’t afford not to go balls to the wall and probably fall in line while playing for a contract this season.

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July 9, 2021 8:16 pm
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Yeah, if there is no trade, play him within the team concept. If that is a bench big for a spark off the bench, so be it. There is no need to “develop” him anymore and give him starter minutes.

Make him prove himself as much as Woodard, Ramsey, or whoever is there putting the work in.

Make him earn it.

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July 9, 2021 9:15 pm
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If Bagley gets hurt again or cannot fit in off of the bench Stockton is a legitimate option for Bagley in my opinion. If you know he is leaving then allow someone that is desirable to keep take his place on the NBA roster.

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July 9, 2021 9:21 pm

Nah. Bagley’s a better player than any G league guy you’re going to bring up, and likely younger too.

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July 9, 2021 9:26 pm
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He is better than any G league guy but if he is leaving why waste the time on him?

Waste the time on a player that might stay.

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