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Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III suffered a fractured hand in Monday’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the group revealed. Bagley will go through additional assessment in the coming days. The intensity of a hand fracture tends to depend upon numerous elements. Bagley fractured the 4th metacarpal in his left hand, however without understanding more information, no timeline can be set for his return.

Bagley, now in his 3rd season out of Duke, has actually mostly been a dissatisfaction as the No. 2 general choice in the 2018 NBA Draft. He missed out on the majority of last season due to injury, and this season, he has actually balanced a career-low 13.9 points per video game so far. The majority of his data are approximately in line with his profession averages aside from an uptick in 3-point shooting. That’s rather dissuading for a possibility of Bagley’s quality. The Kings chose him No. 2 general, ahead of Luka Doncic, anticipating superstar-caliber production. He has actually mostly stayed stagnant as an expert, though.

That has actually activated some trade reports as the Kings retool under brand-new basic supervisor Monte McNair. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick and Jason Jones, Bagley is “up for conversation” in settlements with other groups, however up until now, interest has actually been very little.

This injury will not assist on that front, and it will not assist with Bagley’s stalled advancement. Now the Kings, in 13th location in the Western Conference and 4 video games out of an area in the play-in round, will need to use Nemanja Bjelica and possibly Jabari Parker in larger functions. Ideally, Bagley can return in time to reverse his underwhelming season.

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