The Sacramento Kings shored up two of their rising stars for at least one more season, exercising the team option on forward Marvin Bagley III and guard De’Aaron Fox.
Selected with the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Duke, Bagley has appeared in 63 games (5 starts) in two seasons for the Kings and is averaging 14.9 points (.501 FG%, .313 3pt%, .688 FT%), 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 25.3 minutes per game.
Bagley fractured his right thumb in the home-opener against the Phoenix Suns. He is expected to be out for four to six weeks.
A third-year guard and fifth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Kentucky, Fox has accrued averages of 14.6 points (.437 FG%, .346 3pt%, .725 FT%), 3.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals, and 29.7 minutes per game in 159 games (147 starts) for the Kings.
The Kings declined options on forwards Harry Giles III and Caleb Swanigan.
- The winless Kings lose to the Hornets 118-111
- Kings F Marvin Bagley out 4 to 6 weeks with thumb injury
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