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A Smart Take On Bagley

The criticisms are inane because very few people have what Marvin Bagley was born with.

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NBA: Summer League-Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings
Jul 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III (35) grabs a rebound against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during an NBA Summer League game at the Thomas & Mack Center. 
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People who apparently didn’t watch Marvin Bagley closely at Duke have been quick to say the Sacramento Kings made a poor choice.

We would remind you of a couple of things. First, Coach K put him in the top flight of talent - last year. And by top flight we mean NBA talent.

Second, he doesn’t need to have the ball to get his points. He’ll get plenty on rebounds and a lot of that will come when he goes up a second time while other guys are still gathering themselves.

It’s easy to look at weaknesses and everyone has them. You judge talent less by its weaknesses than by its strengths and if your strengths trump someone else’s, then you win.

So we were interested to see this article by Rafe Wong about why he feels that Bagley is going to be a really good player.

He can certainly improve his weaknesses, but no one else can go out and get what he has.

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