The former Duke standout will no longer play in the Las Vegas Summer League after undergoing an MRI on Monday on his groin and hip flexor.
It certainly isn’t the worst news possible for the Sacramento Kings, but it isn’t the best either as Marvin Bagley III will remain out through the conclusion of the Las Vegas Summer League.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft sustained the injury in Saturday’s game against the Phoenix Suns Summer League team where he scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds but underwent an MRI on his groin and hip flexor on Monday morning.
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The Kings announced on Monday night that Bagley suffered a pelvic bone bruise and will have to rest approximately one to two weeks, causing him to miss the rest of the Las Vegas Summer League.
The ACC Player of the Year played in all three of the Kings Summer League games in the Califonia Classic in front of his home fans and he played in one of the Kings games at the Las Vegas Summer League, sitting out Sunday night against the Los Angeles Clippers Summer League team.
Bagley had an up and down Summer League as he showed elite potential in some games but also experience the growing pains of a 19-year-old rookie going up against NBA players for the first time in his career.
Bagley’s fellow former Duke basketball player and current teammate Harry Giles has been a great help to Bagley as Giles is also entering his rookie season after sitting out last year due to injury, but Giles has in the Kings system for a year and has learned the little details of the NBA game.
The timetable of recovery for Bagley’s injury clearly puts him on track to be ready as the Kings get set to open training camp in late September and begin their season in mid-October.