It looks like Marvin Bagley wants out of Sacramento. The third-year forward out of Duke liked a recent tweet that suggests he leaves the Sacramento Kings.
The second overall pick in 2018, Marvin Bagley entered the league as a highly-touted prospect. However, through three seasons, his production hasn’t translated to team success. In comparison to the players drafted around him, Bagley seems to have fallen behind on that front.
Deandre Ayton, emerging as a star big man with the Phoenix Suns this postseason, called his draft class the best in league history. The third overall pick, Luka Doncic, has already garnered MVP consideration. Trae Young, picked fifth overall, has led the Hawks to the conference finals in his first postseason.
Those are just the bigger standouts from the class. Other key names that have thrived and grown in the league in short order include Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Michael Porter Jr., Jaren Jackson Jr., Mikal and Miles Bridges, etc.
Unhappy players in Sacramento
It’s not to suggest that any of this is Bagley’s fault. In fact, he isn’t even the first member of the current Kings’ core to echo dissatisfaction with the organization on social media. Months ago, reports came out that Buddy Hield wished for a change of scenery. These reports were confirmed when Hield liked multiple posts suggesting he play elsewhere. A short time later, at the start of this past season, Marvin Bagley’s father tweeted at the Kings, calling for them to trade his son.
With the longest active playoff drought, the Kings are undoubtedly one of the league’s worst ran teams. That said, developments like this should make one wonder how deep the problem runs within the organization. They still have their fair share of good players. In addition to Bagley and Hield, they have Richaun Holmes, De’Aaron Fox, and 2020 draft standout Tyrese Haliburton. They have a chance to further enhance their roster with the ninth overall pick in this year’s draft.
The Kings have a lot to handle this offseason. They’ll have to take a lot under consideration, especially with ending their 15-year drought in mind. Whether that involves moving Marvin Bagley out of Sacramento, we’ll have to wait and see.