Duke basketball: Marvin Bagely III continuing to train for NBA’s restart

Former Duke basketball star Marvin Bagley III is continuing to train for the NBA’s restart at his home in California.

As the NBA slowly begins to resume its operations, former Duke Blue Devil Marvin Bagley III has been training throughout quarantine in his home in California.

The Sacramento Kings star is preparing to return to his team’s facility for an abbreviated training camp before the franchise reports to the NBA’s bubble in Orlando in the 22-team resumed season.

In a tweet from the ‘Team Bagley’ account, which is run by Bagley’s father, he stated that the Kings star tested negative for the novel coronavirus twice as three players with Sacramento, Jabari Parker, Alex Len, and Buddy Hield have tested positive.

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The three players that tested positive for COVID-19 are all expected to join the team in Orlando at the end of July.

Injuries have plagued Bagley in his second season in the NBA as the former All-American has only suited up 13 times this season, that followed by playing 62 games in his rookie campaign.

The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft last played on January 20 but the Kings will need their star forward to play a major role in the resumed season if the team wishes to make the Western Conference Playoffs.

Prior to the suspended season, the Sacramento Kings held a 28-36 record, three and a half games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 seed in the West.

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Sacramento is tied for the ninth position in the conference with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans.

In his limited season, Marvin Bagley III has averaged 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on 46.7 percent from the floor and a significant drop off from 3-point range with an 18.2 shooting percentage.

The NBA is set to resume its season on July 30 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex, inside Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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