Coach Luke Walton said in a conference call Wednesday that Bagley (foot) is "doing great" and "feeling much better," Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. Bagley last saw game action Jan. 20 and didn't have a clear return timetable leading up to the shutdown of the NBA season in early March. The news from Walton is good but doesn't provide much clarity on when the 21-year-old is expected to be fully healthy.
Bagley (foot) continues to rehab his left mid-foot sprain and remains without a firm timetable, though he has not been ruled out for the season, Marc Spears of ESPN reports. Bagley is going through what the team is calling his "reconditioning plan", which includes on-court drills, skill work and strength exercises. The Kings have not stated when Bagley might return, but there's still hope that the second-year big man will be able to get back on the floor before the end of the regular season. The No. 2 overall pick in 2018 has not played since Jan. 20, and he's only appeared in 13 games on the year.
Bagley (foot) will be re-evaluated in three weeks, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. At this point, it seems optimistic to hope that Bagley will return in mid-March as he continues to recover from mid-foot sprain. An updated timetable for a return may emerge as he hits various milestones in his recovery, but it's possible no concrete information gets out until his official re-evaluation. Nemanja Bjelica should continue handling heavy minutes as the Kings' starting power forward as a result.
Bagley said after Saturday's 122-102 win over the Spurs that he's "definitely going to try" and return to action this season, though he acknowledged the possibility that he'll be shut down if his left foot isn't 100 percent healthy, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. Bagley is currently sporting a walking boot to protect his sprained left foot, which he aggravated in late January in his fourth game back from an eight-game absence due to the same injury. Sacramento intends to take a more cautious approach with the second-year big man this time around, as he's already been ruled out through the All-Star break. The Kings intend to re-evaluate him later this month, but based on Bagley's own comments about the injury, it's looking rather unlikely that he'll be back in action until March at the earliest. Bagley's ongoing absence should continue to allow Nemanja Bjelica to handle heavy minutes as the Kings' starting power forward.
Bagley (foot) will be re-evaluated in three weeks, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bagley saw a foot specialist Thursday, who determined that his mid-foot sprain has been re-aggravated, per Ham. He'll be sidelined for at least the next three weeks as a result, pushing his return date back until late-February. Nemanja Bjelica will continue to see starts at power forward with Bagley on the mend.
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