Kings Pick Up Bagley’s Fourth-Year Option

The Kings have picked up the fourth-year option on Marvin Bagley III‘s contract, Jason Jones of The Athletic tweets.

Bagley, who has an $8.96MM salary during the upcoming season, will make approximately $11.3MM in the 2021/22 season. He’ll be a restricted free agent in the summer of ’22 if the team extends a $14,762,309 qualifying offer.

Bagley, the second overall pick of the 2018 draft. is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he appeared in just 13 games. Bagley averaged 14.2 PPG and 7.5 RPG in 25.7 MPG. Bagley missed the restart due to a right foot injury and also missed time during last season due to left foot and thumb ailments.

He saw action in 62 games as a rookie, averaging 14.9 PPG and 7.6 RPG in 25.3 MPG. However, Bagley has yet to solidify a starting role, which pales in comparison to the blazing starts that two of the three players taken right after him, Luka Doncic and Trae Young, have enjoyed in their young careers.

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11 thoughts on “Kings Pick Up Bagley’s Fourth-Year Option

  1. Jason Lancaster

    Poor Marvin. It’s not HIS fault he got drafted ahead of better players, but it seems to be his fate to be compared to them.

    Vlade Divac should have to drag a really big boulder up a tall mountain somewhere; Bagley shouldn’t be judged in this way.

    • C-Daddy

      I think it’s a bit premature to write him off – let’s see what he can do in a full season.

      • sportznut1000

        Yeah but by the time he plays a full season he might be on a different team

  2. Sillivan

    Kings and Wolves need top 5 GMs in the nba
    They continue to sign offensive players and they won’t make playoffs next 3 years

    Las Vegas overrated them
    There is no way that Kings win 28 and Wolves win 27 this season
    No way

    • scyie

      I don’t think that the kings will win 29 games cause their odds at William Hill for me are 28.5 so they need to win 29 but with Luke Walton at the Helm I do not see them being a good team anytime soon with him as a head coach.

  3. phillyballers

    Needs to stay healthy. Would be a mistake to overpay on an extension. May be better to just trade him for draft capital. Hornets could be that buyer, bring him back to Carolina. Zeller and a Top-10 protected 1st, that protections reduce over time until it conveys.

    No one is willingly going to the Hornets unless you pay them 20M over the next guy apparently.

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