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The Sacramento Kings have the second overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft and reportedly have their eyes on Duke big man Marvin Bagley III.
According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, Bagley III is a near-lock to be selected by the Kings.
Am hearing that after Ayton at 1, Bagley is a near-lock at 2. After that, good luck with your guesses.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) June 18, 2018
Bagley III had a very productive season at Duke. The 6-11 forward averaged 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds while shooting 61.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three-point range.
He was voted as the ACC Player of the Year.
There was talk that the Kings might go with Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic. The Kings’ brass went out to Europe to meet and scout Doncic, who just finished playing in the Spanish ACB playoffs.
According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, however, the Kings are not very high on Doncic and are targeting Bagley III with the second pick, assuming the Phoenix Suns select Arizona’s Deandre Ayton with the first pick.
ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Dallas Mavericks like Doncic and will draft him with the fifth pick if he’s still on the board.