Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III, out since breaking his right thumb in the Oct. 23 season-opener against the Phoenix Suns, is making progress in his recovery but isn’t expected to return for at least another week, the team said Wednesday.
Bagley was evaluated by the team’s medical staff on Wednesday and had an X-ray, according to the Sacramento Bee.
After an MRI exam following the injury revealed a non-displaced fracture, the Kings expected him to miss four to six weeks. He is now at the four-week mark since the injury.
Traveling with the Kings as they begin a four-game Eastern road swing Friday at the Brooklyn Nets, Bagley will be evaluated again when the Kings host the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 30.
Bagley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, opened his second season by recording 14 points and 10 rebounds in the 124-95 loss in Phoenix.
Expected to be a pivotal piece of the Kings’ young core this season, Bagley averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 62 games (four starts) as a rookie in 2018-19. He made the All-Rookie first team.
Bagley was an All-American at Duke in 2017-18, averaging 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds in 33 games in his lone season with the Blue Devils.