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NBA Draft: What About Bagley As A King?

Why not? Somebody has to get the ball and Bagley is already a master of rebounding.

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 Dec 30, 2017; Durham, NC, USA;Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) reacts during the first half against the Florida State Seminoles at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 
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Despite having eight guys already over 6-11, could Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings opt for Marvin Bagley at #2 in the upcoming NBA draft?

Well yes, says the Sacramento Bee, which goes on to point out that drafting for need hasn't always worked out well for the Kings.

Portland built a beautiful team around Clyde Drexler in the ‘80s by adhering to a simple philosophy: take the best player available, regardless of position.

The other side benefit of that approach is that you inevitably build credit for a great trade (assuming you can swing one that works for you).

So with Bagley, Willie Cauley-Stein, Harry Giles, assuming he is fully himself as he reportedly is, Justin Jackson, Iman Shumpert, Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento would have the pieces of an interesting team, or at least some pieces to get them closer.

And as we’ve said before, Sacramento is also putting together what could be an incredibly quick roster. Bagley wouldn’t hurt there either.

And from a Duke point of view, it would be fun to see Bagley and Giles on the court at the same time.

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