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NBA Draft 2018 - Breaking Down Bagley

The young star, like everyone, will get ripped before the draft.

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Duke v Kansas
 OMAHA, NE - MARCH 25: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils grabs the rebound against Silvio De Sousa #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Duke Blue Devils 85-81.
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Here’s a breakdown of Marvin Bagley as the draft approaches.

The basic argument is that he’s an odd fit in the NBA now but that his hops and his rebounding make him a good prospect. His defense however is questioned which, as the writer points out here, is kind of hard to see since Duke played a lot of zone.

We’ll remind you of the time he played in a Pro-Am League and more than held his own - in high school and on both ends.

We’d also suggest anyone in a position to draft Bagley fully appreciate his desire to compete and improve. He’s going to keep at it.

Here’s a different way to look at Bagley: consider his quick hops and imagine him as a 6-11 version of Dennis Rodman, only minus the theatrics and the murderous dictatorial chums.

Oh, and with a real offensive game.

Could Bagley average 20 rebounds in the NBA? Well, yes. He could.

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