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Sean Cunningham: Kings F/C Marvin Bagley III, who is out for the season, has left the Orlando bubble. No substitute player is allowed due to injury, Walton says.
During an intra-squad scrimmage on July 19, Kings forward Marvin Bagley III sustained a right foot injury. Evaluation of his MRI results by a foot specialist today confirmed a lateral right foot sprain. The team has decided to hold Bagley III out for the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Sam Amick: The injury is expected to keep him in a boot for at least two weeks, sources say. Even in a best-case scenario, the Kings determined that it didn’t make sense to force him back into action from there.
James Ham: According to Luke Walton, the team does not have an update on Marvin Bagley. Hurt his foot on a rebound. Came down on someone’s foot.
Jason Anderson: Kings center Alex Len on Marvin Bagley III’s latest injury: “That’s unfortunate. He had a rough season, injury after injury. We’re going to support him as much as we can. He’s a big part of this team, so we’re definitely going to miss him.”
Sean Cunningham: Kings coach Luke Walton said he does not have an update on Marvin Bagley III. Said he came down on someone’s foot while grabbing a rebound. No update from the MRI.
Jason Anderson: Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III suffered an injury to his right foot during Sunday’s practice. Team is awaiting further evaluation of an MRI.
Jason Jones: Kings coach Luke Walton just held a conference call with media. Some key points: 1. “Marvin is doing great. He’s feeling much better.” 2. Luke is focused on current roster/possiblitiy of return of the season and front office is monitoring draft. 3. Yes, Luke has seen Tiger King
James Ham: According to the Kings: “Bagley recently incorporated stationary shooting and partial-weight bearing conditioning activities into his regimen, in addition to ongoing strength work.” He is running in the pool and working on a zero gravity treadmill.
James Ham: Marvin Bagley visited a foot specialist and will be evaluated in three weeks. Mid-foot sprain was re-aggravated.
Jason Anderson: No sign of Marvin Bagley III on the injury report for Kings vs. Heat. Kings: PROBABLE – Nemanja Bjelica (ankle). OUT – Richaun Holmes (shoulder).
Sean Cunningham: Marvin Bagley III is getting closer to returning to Kings. Luke Walton said he’s hoping Friday vs. Bucks or Monday vs. Magic. Bagley said today that he’ll be back when he’s comfortable
James Ham: From the team: Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III will be out for the next few games with a midfoot sprain to his left foot. Updates will be provided as appropriate.
Jason Anderson: Kings forward Marvin Bagley III leaves the locker room in a walking boot after exiting the game in the third quarter with a foot injury.
Dave Mason: Luke Walton says Marvin Bagley will play tonight.
James Ham: Marvin Bagley is officially probable for tomorrow’s game against OKC. Joseph and Bogdanovic are probable as well.
Kayte Christensen-Hunter: .@GrantNapearshow just told us on @SacramentoKings Pregame Live that Marvin Bagley III will not play until the Kings return home following the current 4 game trip. Kings will play the Thunder Wednesday
Tim MacMahon: Kings PF/C Marvin Bagley III, listed as questionable, will not make his return tonight against the Mavs.
He has to be frustrated seeing second-year players such as Luka Doncic (a legitimate league MVP candidate) and Trae Young (a legitimate All-Star candidate) receive praise while he’s missed Sacramento’s past 20 games after breaking his right thumb in the season opener Oct. 23 at Phoenix. This has to weigh heavily on Bagley’s mind, right? If it does, Bagley is adept at not letting it show. “It’s not tough for me,” Bagley said. “I want to play bad, but at the same time, my body is important. I can’t afford to come back and have something else hurt and miss some more time. I’ve got to make sure the body feels great, everything’s back, I’ve got to take care of my body, continue to push. I’m almost there.”
“The bone is healing and everything is feeling good on that part,” Bagley said. “As far as the strength in my hand, it’s not where I want it to be yet. I’m getting there, day-by-day, just doing what the team wants me doing, strengthening it, exercises on it with playdough, this thumb (tool) that I use to test the strength in it. So I’m getting there. I’m going in the right direction, I’m almost there. It’s around the corner for me, I think it’s around the corner. It’s hard to say when, but I’ll be back soon.”
Jason Jones: Bagley said he’s getting closer to playing, but won’t rush back if his body isn’t right. The broken in his thumb is healed, now he’s focused on regaining full strength in his hand.
Following his six-week evaluation by the team’s medical staff today, Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (right thumb fracture) has been cleared to resume full-contact basketball activities. Bagley will be listed as day-to-day moving forward and his return to game action will be updated as appropriate.
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (right thumb fracture) continues to make progress towards full recovery and will have his six-week evaluation by the team’s medical staff at the end of the week. His return to play will be updated as appropriate.
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is ramping up individual workouts and nearing a return after missing the past month with a broken thumb, but coach Luke Walton said he hasn’t determined how he will use Bagley when he gets back. Walton said Bagley is scheduled to be reevaluated Wednesday and will accompany the team on a four-game East Coast road trip. Bagley has been out since suffering a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb in the team’s season opener against the Phoenix Suns.
James Ham: According to Luke Walton, Marvin Bagley will travel with the team and undergo an exam tomorrow on his thumb. No word yet on a return.
James Ham: Marvin Bagley said there is still no timetable for his return, but he’s putting in work while recovering from a broken right thumb. Wednesday will be the 3 week mark of a 4-6 week injury window. Sounds like he’s still 2 weeks out.
James Ham: Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles both listed as OUT tonight against Denver.
Casey Holdahl: In an update to their injury report, the Kings announce that Buddy Hield (left ankle) is questionable while Harry Giles III (left knee) joins Marvin Bagley (right thumb) on the inactive list.
James Ham: Hearing that Marvin Bagley’s injury will not require surgery.
Jason Jones: Luke Walton said Nemanja Bjelica is likely to replace Bagley in the starting lineup, but there is no final decision. Injury occurred in the fourth quarter last night. De’Aaron Fox (ankle) practiced, Buddy Hield (ankle) did not practice and is day-to-day.
Kayte Christensen: Marvin Bagley III has been officially ruled OUT for tonight’s game in San Antonio (stomach illness)
James Ham: From Kings: Marvin Bagley III is questionable tonight at San Antonio with a stomach illness and Harry Giles is out with a left thigh contusion.
It’s not yet known when rookie forward Marvin Bagley III could return to the court, but it won’t happen Monday when the Kings play the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Bagley has been ruled out for the second stop on Sacramento’s four-game East Coast trip, but he will be listed as day-to-day going forward, the team announced.
Jason Anderson: Marvin Bagley’s MRI will take place sometime this morning. Good chance it’s just a sprain. Bagley seemed to be in good spirits after the game last night (maybe even relieved) and I can’t imagine the medical staff would have let him walk around if they feared a torn ligament.
Dave Mason: We have a Marvin Bagley update. The Kings anticipate that he will resume full basketball activities in approximately two weeks. pic.twitter.com/RiAYKlHKzW
James Ham: We’ll have an official update tomorrow on Marvin Bagley. Spoke to him in the locker room. He is feeling better, but likely needs more time. Bone bruise is not an easy one to nail down. Kings will take cautious approach with the 19-year-old.
James Ham: Kings injury report For tonight vs. Lakers Marvin Bagley III-OUT (left knee bone bruise)
An MRI taken this evening on Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III revealed a left knee bone bruise. The rookie out of Duke left the game during second quarter action against the Golden State Warriors and did not return. He will be reevaluated in 10 to 14 days and an update will be provided at that time.
Jason Anderson: A source tells me Marvin Bagley III has already had an MRI on his knee and there is no structural damage.
Kayte Christensen: Marvin Bagley III (went down 11:30 2Q) will not return to the game. He has sustained a sprained left knee according to Kings PR. Safe to say he will undergo an MRI as soon as possible.
Jason Anderson: The @Sacramento Kings announce @Marvin Bagley will not play again tonight against the @Phoenix Suns due to back spasms. A precautionary MRI yesterday revealed nothing of concern. He is listed as day-to-day.
James Ham: Marvin Bagley (back spasms) did not practice today. The Kings will update his status tomorrow.
Jason Anderson: UPDATE: @Marvin Bagley will not play tonight when the @Sacramento Kings host the @Indiana Pacers due to back spasms.
Jason Anderson: Update: @Sacramento Kings rookie big man @Marvin Bagley is questionable for tomorrow’s game against the @Indiana Pacers due to back spasms. Bagley left last night’s game against the @Los Angeles Clippers in the fourth quarter and did not return.
Sean Cunningham: Kings say Marvin Bagley III had MRI on hip flexor/groin injury and the results were a pelvic bone bruise. He will miss the remainder of summer league while resting for approximately 1-2 weeks, when he will resume basketball activity.
Jason Jones: Marvin Bagley III suffered a tweak in his right hip flexor/groin. He’ll have an MRI Monday. He’s out tomorrow vs LAC, doubtful Tuesday vs Memphis
Sean Cunningham: On his injury, Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III said he felt a little something towards the ends of the game. Said he doesn’t think it’s too serious.
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The Kings picked up the final year of Bjelica’s contract during the offseason, which pays him $7.2 million this season. He is an unrestricted free agent this summer and at 32 years old (33 in May), it’s unlikely that he’s part of the plan going forward, especially with Bagley developing and playing major minutes at the power forward position. With Sacramento currently sitting at 6-10 on the season, there is a very good possibility that the team will be active between now and the trade deadline. Players like Bjelica, Robinson III, Joseph, Whiteside and Jabari Parker all are in the final year of their contracts.
Brooklyn center DeAndre Jordan affectionately shooed Adebayo away as well with a pat on the head. The scene after the Nets’ 128-124 win Saturday night at Barclays Center was surreal, but encapsulates the COVID era we’re living in. “I just want to follow NBA protocols,” Irving said with a wan laugh, before adding as he left the Zoom call “I have the jersey, by the way.”
When asked if Irving ever got that pink-and-blue Heat jersey, Adabayo just shrugged his shoulders and threw his hands up in the air, looking over at a Heat staffer and eventually bursting out into laughter. “Oh yeah, he definitely wants it. I’m going to send one on my own time,” Adabayo said of Irving. “Just want to do that on my own time, and have a special 41 up there, you know?”
Do the Sacramento Kings have a Nemanja Bjelica problem? The veteran forward has sat out the last six games as a healthy scratch. According to Luke Walton, Bjelica still is part of the team’s plan, but he’s dealing with a personal issue, which has played a role in his absence from the rotation. “There is some personal stuff and I’m just going to leave it at that,” Walton said earlier in the week when asked about Bjelica. “We have been in communication and we are very confident in the player he is still.”
While the team is focused long term on building around Fox and the team’s young core, including Tyrese Haliburton and Marvin Bagley, a league source confirmed to NBC Sports California that Bjelica does have a personal issue that is playing a role in his absence from the court, although the exact nature of the issue is unknown at this time.
“Like I said before, it’s personal, I’m not going to get into somebody else’s personal business,” Walton said. “I’ve continued to say that I love coaching Bjelly. He’s a very good player and I look forward to having back on the court again.”