The Sacramento Kings are a team that could be open for business this NBA offseason, given the current state of the franchise.
We’ve seen the likes of Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes mentioned in NBA trade rumors this offseason when speaking about the Kings. Besides Hield and Barnes, could we see Sacramento finally move on from Marvin Bagley III?
Bagley, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has been oft-injured in his career thus far, limiting his chances of proving his worth in the NBA. He has not been shy in voicing his displeasure with the Kings organization, either.
Seeing that he taken ahead of Luka Doncic and Trae Young in the 2018 NBA Draft, he’ll always be compared to his counterparts.
It seems inevitable at this point that Bagley III will be playing elsewhere and it’s more a matter of when rather than if. There is bound to be at least a few teams willing to give a prospect of his level a second chance.
With a trade involving Marvin Bagley III possibly on the horizon, here are three teams that should consider making a move for the Duke product.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have made the playoffs just once since the 2003-04 season, but the team wants to change the outlook of their organization moving forward this offseason.
Of course, Karl-Anthony Towns is a premier player in the NBA and the Timberwolves need to strengthen their roster around him. If the Timberwolves don’t begin making notable moves, the odds of Towns requesting a trade becomes more likely.
With a healthy D’Angelo Russell returning next season, and Anthony Edwards emerging as a cornerstone piece for the future, the Timberwolves should consider bolstering their power forward position.
Marvin Bagley III shot a career-high 34.3 percent from deep this season and he could improve in that area moving forward.