This Bulls-Kings Trade Is Centered Around Marvin Bagley III

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Chicago Bulls Receive: F/C Marvin Bagley III
Sacramento Kings Receive: F Derrick Jones Jr., 2022 First-Round Pick (Lottery Protected)

The Sacramento Kings appear primed to make changes ahead of the NBA trade deadline. However, even before that has become more of a surging topic, there was a sense that Marvin Bagley III would be moved sooner rather than later.

Of course, Bagley III still remains a member of the Kings organization and has managed to get some playing time here and there as other fringe-rotation players like Moe Harkless underachieve.

The sense still remains that Bagley III will be moved at some point, though. The Chicago Bulls could use a bench big man to fill in for Nikola Vucevic when he is sidelined.

Bagley III has not been used as much as a traditional center as much as needed with the Kings experiencing an emergence from Richaun Holmes. Ever since, the outlook has been much weaker for Bagley III.

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The trade value for Bagley III is not high but the Kings still seek a first round pick in return to be willing to part ways with him.

How are both teams impacted by this deal? Let’s take a look at it from each of their perspectives, starting with the Bulls.

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