Coach Luke Walton noted that Bagley is healthy and will be "looked at" in Orlando but that it's "way too early" to determine his role, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. Jones reported in mid-June that Bagley is likely to come off the bench, though Walton won't go as far as to confirm that. Bagley has appeared in just 13 games this season due to a sprained left foot. If he finds himself in a significant role, that would probably mean reduced minutes for Nemanja Bjelica, Harrison Barnes and/or Harry Giles.
Bagley (foot) will likely come off the bench if he's available to play during the resumption of the season, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports. While there isn't confirmation that Bagley will play again this season, Jones believes he'll come off the bench if he does suit up, noting "It would be a mistake to force Bagley back into the starting lineup and disrupt the chemistry of the group that was starting in March." A foot injury has disrupted Bagley's sophomore campaign, as he's played just 13 games.
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.
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