Marvin Bagley III To Work Out For Kings, Hawks

3:36pm: Bagley’s workout with the Kings will take place on Monday, the team announced today in a press release.

2:27pm: Top prospect Marvin Bagley III had his first pre-draft workout on Friday, visiting the Suns. Following his audition for the team holding the first overall pick, the Duke big man will work out for the clubs holding the second and third selections, he said today. As Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic tweets, Bagley confirmed he’ll visit the Kings and Hawks.

Speaking to reporters today following his session with the Suns, Bagley said it would be a “dream come true” to be selected first overall by Phoenix (Twitter link via Bordow). Although Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is widely viewed as the frontrunner for the No. 1 pick, Bagley insists he’s deserving of that spot and considers it disrespectful that Ayton is considered a lock to be drafted first (Twitter links).

Bagley is more likely to slip to at least second or third overall, but perhaps no further than that. As such, his workouts with Sacramento (No. 2) and Atlanta (No. 3) will be worth watching closely. Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that the Hawks would be bringing in Bagley next week for a closer look.

Long considered one of the standouts in the 2018 draft class, Bagley had an excellent freshman season at Duke in 2017/18, averaging a double-double for the Blue Devils. In 33 games, the 6’11” forward/center posted an impressive 21.1 PPG and 11.1 RPG to go along with a .614/.397/.627 shooting line.

While there’s some uncertainty about whether Bagley will be a four or a five at the NBA level, he views his positional ambiguity as a positive, telling reporters today that classifying him as one or the other “is limiting what I can do” (Twitter link via Bordow). For what it’s worth, Suns GM Ryan McDonough believes Bagley is a power forward for now, with the ability to develop into a stretch five (Twitter link).

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7 thoughts on “Marvin Bagley III To Work Out For Kings, Hawks

  1. x%sure

    In what context did Bagley use the word “disrespectful”? Was that a private convo? HR linked the reporter’s twitter not an article.

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    • Idk…. in my opinion, he just thought it was disrespectful that Ayton mentioned it like a forgone conclusion….. And I think both are right for feeling that way…. if my opinion is correct?

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      • x%sure

        Yes there was a later article on it. I thought he thought the writer was disrespectful for saying that, but he meant Ayton. Which could be fun.

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  2. I do like very much the offensive potential that Bagley has got.

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    • I think Sac should consider trading their pick! They’ve been bad for a while now and should look to not only develope the young bigs they currently have, but speed up the playoff push. I’ve also herd ( read), Harry Giles is now tearing it up now that he’s healthy. I think If they keep the pick…. they should give heavier consideration than most to Donic or Porter. They need a wing more than another Big! Just my opinion though.

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