Injury Trouble Again for Marvin Bagley III

During his first two seasons in the NBA, Marvin Bagley III had a tough time staying on the court due to injury. You can now add a third season to the list, as the talented big man will be absent from the court after breaking his left hand late in the 1st half of Sacramento's game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Bagley, the 2nd overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft, has been a bit of a disappointment given the fact that Luka Doncic was picked directly after him and even players like Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander went after Sacramento picked the talented Duke big man. Through three impartial seasons, Bagley is averaging 14.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg on 49.8% FG. While not completely underwhelming numbers, when they're combined with his injury history, it doesn't paint the picture of a player who can put a franchise on his back. 

In the 2019-20 season, Bagley endured a left foot sprain prior to the COVID shutdown, only to injure his right foot and miss playing in the Orlando bubble. In total, Bagley has only played in 112 of a possible 193 games to start his career, with that stat about to get worse. With the injury to his shooting hand, Sacramento will be hoping for a speedy recovery, and one that doesn't hinder his shooting ability moving forward. 

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