Marvin Bagley

Marvin Bagley

25-Year-Old CenterC
Washington Wizards
GTD
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/1/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Bagley was a highly touted prospect when he was drafted with the second overall pick in 2018, but his career has not gone as hoped. He really struggled in a four-year stint with the Sacramento Kings and then was acquired by the Detroit Pistons last season. That looked like a promising landing spot, but the Pistons are throwing way too many fruits into the blender. They added James Wiseman last season as well, which is strange since they have promising youngsters like Isaiah Stewart and Jalen Duren in the frontcourt. All of those guys have potential, but it's too many bodies for not enough frontcourt minutes. Duren seems to be the only one with a solidified role, but Bagley did start the final month of last season. In that expanded role, Bagley averaged 14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 blocks on 52 percent shooting across the final 17 games of the year. He did that damage in 27 minutes a night, but Stewart missed most of those games as well. It's hard to imagine Bagley coming anywhere near 30 minutes with how deep this frontcourt is, and that's a scary proposition since his only fantasy relevance comes through scoring and rebounding. His lack of defense has really killed his career, and it's killing his fantasy value as well. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract with the Pistons in July of 2022. Traded to the Wizards in January of 2024.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Marvin Bagley III was born in 1999 in Tempe, Arizona. He is the son of Marvin Bagley Jr. and Tracy Bagley and has two brothers. His father played college football at North Carolina A&T and went on to play professionally in the Arena Football League. Bagley's grandfather, Joe Caldwell, played six seasons in the NBA from 1964-70 and five seasons in the American Basketball Association from 1970-75. Caldwell is one of 20 players to make an All-Star team in both the NBA and ABA, and he won a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Japan. Bagley III played high school ball first at Corona del Sol in Tempe as a freshman, then at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix as a sophomore. At Hillcrest, Bagley was teammates with fellow NBA big man Deandre Ayton. He transferred again, this time to Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, which cost him a year of eligibility. Bagley averaged 24.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game during his 2016-17 season at Sierra Canyon. Bagley won the 2017 Gatorade California Player of the Year and John R. Wooden CIF Southern Section Player of the Year awards while maintaining a 3.4 grade-point average. Bagley loves to write and record music. While living in Los Angeles, he volunteered at Hoops with Heart, a non-profit benefiting underprivileged youth. Fans can follow him on Twitter (@MB3FIVE) and Instagram (mb3five). After reclassifying from the 2018 class to the high school 2017 class, Marvin Bagley landed at Duke University as the consensus top recruit in the country. Bagley averaged 21.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 0.7 three-pointers per game while shooting 61.4 percent from the field in his lone season (2017-18) at Duke. The season was filled with notable performances such as a 32-point, 21-rebound outburst against Florida State, just the eighth 30-20 game in Duke history. In an ACC Tournament matchup with Notre Dame, Bagley posted 33 points, the third most by a freshman in the tournament history. He also recorded 17 rebounds, one short of tying Ralph Sampson's freshman tournament mark. Bagley's freshman campaign came to an end with an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. His season culminated in consensus first-team All-American honors, first-team All-ACC honors, as well as both the ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Player of the Year awards. At the end of his freshman season, Bagley declared himself eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Sacramento Kings with the second overall pick.

Out again Sunday
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 13, 2024
Bagley (knee) will not play Sunday against the Celtics.
ANALYSIS
Bagley has missed Washington's past five games and will be unable to return for the season finale. In 24 appearances for the Wizards, Bagley produced averages of 13.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks.
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How does Marvin Bagley compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
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    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
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    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
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63.8%
 
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59.4%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
3.3%
 
Free Throw Rate
33.7%
 
Offensive Rebound %
10.6%
 
Defensive Rebound %
17.1%
 
Total Rebound %
13.8%
 
Assist %
9.0%
 
Steal %
0.5%
 
Block %
2.5%
 
Turnover %
10.9%
 
Usage %
21.1%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
18.3
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Potentially earning larger role
CWashington Wizards
January 21, 2024
Bagley has compiled 41 points, 23 rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks while shooting 51.4 percent from the field on 17.5 shots per game across two contests with Washington thus far.
ANALYSIS
Bagley has not been shy with his new squad, bombing away while slotting in smoothly on one of the fastest-paced teams in the league. Washington's 103.5 possessions per game is symbolic of a porous defense as well as an up-tempo offense -- which Bagley's multi-dimensional offensive game has been conducive to. He offers more of a presence outside of the paint than Daniel Gafford, and although Gafford is the more versatile defender and superior rim protector, a balanced platoon could emerge between the duo. It's worth noting that Bagley accrued those numbers in Gafford's absence due to a concussion, but the latter will return to the rotation Sunday versus Denver.
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The clock is ticking for Bagley, who has failed to live up to expectations. Now in his fifth season in the NBA, the former number two pick finds himself in arguably the most favorable position of his career, outside of his rookie season. After falling out of the rotation with Sacramento during the 2021-22 campaign, Bagley was acquired by Detroit before the trade deadline. While his numbers were far from spectacular during his 25 games to close the season, he showed enough, earning himself a long-term deal with the Pistons. In those 25 games, Bagley averaged 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds in just under 27 minutes per game. Unfortunately, he also managed only 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 threes -- numbers that he will need to rectify should he hope to turn his career around. There is a chance Bagley slots into the Pistons' starting lineup, which could at least allow him to log significant minutes to open the season. His lack of peripheral production does not lend itself to fantasy value, however. So, while he may have moments of relevance, he is unlikely to be a viable target outside of deeper formats. However, he'll start the season injured, as a sprained knee will keep him sidelined for at least a few weeks.
Bagley has failed to live up to expectations that come with being the No. 2 overall pick, as he was in 2018. Staying on the court has been the primary issue for the forward, as he's appeared in just 118 games across his first three seasons. Last season was Bagley's worst from a per-game fantasy perspective, where he ranked 230th, and a per-minute perspective, where he ranked 289th. In 25.9 minutes, he averaged 14.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists. On a positive note, he showed off an improved three-point shot, going 37-of-108 for a career-high 34.3 percent. The 2021-22 season is huge for Bagley, as it's his final season before entering restricted free agency. There's a good chance he starts at power forward unless coach Luke Walton decides to surprisingly start all three of De'Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield, which would probably result in Harrison Barnes sliding up to power forward. Ultimately, Bagley needs to make strides as an efficient shooter to start becoming an impactful player. Adding some playmaking ability and defensive stats would be a plus as well, but in the modern pace-and-space era, Bagley being able to convert open threes would go a long way. It would be understandable for fantasy managers in standard leagues to take a gamble on Bagley hoping for some long-awaited payoff in a contract year.
Bagley endured thumb and foot injuries that cost him the better part of his second NBA season. The 2018 first-round pick (second overall) has rightfully earned an injury-prone tag as a result since he's suited up in just 75 games over two seasons in the Association. Considering he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 20, Bagley should enter the 2020-21 season at full health, walking into a starting gig at power forward immediately. If that's the case, he could push for 30 minutes per game, a sizable uptick from the 25.7 he averaged last year. The 21-year-old has evident upside if that comes to fruition. Through 13 games last year, he posted 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest while hitting 46.7 percent of his field goals, and an increase in playing time would be a blessing for his fantasy upside.
Prior to February, Bagley dealt with injury issues and was eased into a role, seeing just 23.5 minutes per game across 37 appearances. Things opened up for the rookie once February hit, however. Across the final three months of the season, the Duke product averaged 17.8 points on 14.0 shots, 9.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.7 minutes. He kept up the great production during his four starts, averaging 20.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. At the age of 19, Bagley has already demonstrated upside as one of the league's better offensive rebounders, ranking 17th in offensive rebound percentage (10.4). Heading into his second season, Bagley's role as the Kings' starting power forward seems cemented, and it would be surprising if he saw much fewer than 30 minutes per contest. While his three-pointer (30-for-96, 31.3%) and free-throw shooting (181-for-262, 69.1%) need some work, he was able to shoot an impressive 50.4 percent from the field overall. As is the case with many promising second-year players, he'll likely have an aggressive ADP come draft season, and fantasy owners may have to take on some risk if they want land Bagley for certain.
Bagley spent last season at Duke as a freshman, where he won ACC Player of the year by averaging 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. He also shot 61.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from deep, though took only 1.8 threes per contest. That resume was strong enough for the Kings to draft Bagley No. 2 overall during the 2018 Draft. He appeared in four summer league tilts with the team, but was underwhelming, posting averages of 10.3 points on 33.3 percent shooting, 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks across 26.1 minutes. Still, Bagley, who is 6-foot-11 and 234 pounds, is expected to start at power forward to begin the season and should see significant run in the frontcourt, and maybe even some at small forward. He should be a nightly double-double threat, though it’s not clear if he'll be a dynamic enough of a scorer during Year 1 to make big impact at the NBA level. All things considered, Bagley’s pedigree and projected usage alone is probably enough to be worth a late-round flyer at the very least in most standard formats.
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Will remain sidelined Friday
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 11, 2024
Bagley (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls.
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Considered week-to-week
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 3, 2024
Wizards interim head coach Brian Keefe said Wednesday that Bagley (knee) is being viewed as week-to-week, Bijan Todd of Monumental Sports Network reports.
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Out Wednesday
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 3, 2024
Bagley (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
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Exits with sprained knee
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 2, 2024
Bagley (knee) finished Tuesday's 117-113 win over the Bucks with four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal in nine minutes.
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Helped to locker room Tuesday
CWashington Wizards
Knee
April 2, 2024
Bagley was helped to the locker room after suffering a knee injury on an awkward fall during Tuesday's game against Milwaukee, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
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