• Brian L. Barefield

Sacramento Kings may be suffering from daddy issues when it comes to one of its starters

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Well, it seems that the Sacramento Kings has a disgruntled fan that doesn’t like the way they have started the season, especially after the back-to-back losses to the Houston Rockets. Marvin Bagley III’s father has taken offense to the way head coach Luke Walton has played his son throughout the first six games and took to social media to ask for his son to be traded away from the Kings.

In a now deleted tweet from the Team Bagley Twitter account. Marvin Bagley II wrote, “@SacramentoKings PLEASE trade Marvin Bagley III ASAP!” “Love - Coach Bagley.”

Bagley III is averaging 25 minutes per game this season with Sacramento. He looked out of place and at most times out of synch with Kings players such as De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Harrison Barnes. Bagley III was hampered with foul trouble on Saturday and had to sit out a significant amount of time late in the fourth quarter with four fouls.

Walton was asked about the frustration of Bagley II during the postgame press conference after the game against Houston.

“Well, my message is always the same, we don’t listen to any of that,” said Walton who decided that Bagley III would be a starter coming out of a condensed training camp. “It’s us within these walls, us within this locker room, and we’re in this together. Like I always say, good or bad, whatever people are saying, we’ve got to do everything we can not to let that affect what we’re trying to get done here.”

This is the second time this season that the Kings organization has had to comment on a social media post from Bagley II. After having a great first half against the Denver Nuggets this past Tuesday, Bagley III sat out the entire fourth quarter of the 125-115 victory due to poor play in the second half. That didn’t sit well with the elder Bagley and he voiced his opinion via Twitter through the same Team Bagley account.

“What since (sic) does it make to treat Marvin Bagley III this way?” The tweet read. “No worries, it will surely work out. #TEAMBAGLEY.”

It will be interesting to see how things turn out for the 2018 No. 2 overall NBA Draft pick out of Duke University.

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