Marvin Bagley III Trade Rumors: Teams Hope Kings Will Sell Low to Deal ContractMarch 23, 2021
Teams have reportedly targeted Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III as a potential buy-low candidate ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.
Jason Jones of The Athletic reported the Kings are yet to find a trade offer to their liking for Bagley, who is due an $11.3 million base salary in 2021-22. The No. 2 pick of the 2018 NBA draft, Bagley has largely disappointed while the likes of Luka Doncic and Trae Young have emerged as All-Stars.
Injuries have played a factor in Bagley's disappointing returns, but he also hasn't shown much progression on the floor. Aside from a slight uptick in three-point percentage, Bagley's numbers are stagnant from his rookie season across the board.
A broken hand suffered earlier this month may complicate any trade talks. Bagley's expected to be out well into April, which will make it more difficult to complete a deal and potentially put the Kings into a situation where they're better off keeping him until the offseason.
Despite being 18-25 on the season, the Kings are seemingly in no hurry to unload veterans and begin a rebuild. The likes of Harrison Barnes and Buddy Hield would generate a ton of interest ahead of the deadline, but the Kings have shown no urgency to move on from anyone currently on the roster.