De’Aaron Fox’s father wants Marvin Bagley III traded away from Kings in now-deleted tweet
But that wasn’t enough to prevent big man Marvin Bagley III’s father from airing out his frustration with his son’s role. After the Kings suffered a second consecutive loss to the Houston Rockets, Bagley’s father took to Twitter and demanded that the Kings trade the former Duke big man to a different team.
That tweet wouldn’t be the end of it, with point guard De’Aaron Fox’s father now joining the call for Bagley, the second overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, to be shipped away from the Kings in a since-deleted tweet. Screenshots are forever:
yikes. the Marvin Bagley III trade demand saga takes its next turn, this time from De'Aaron Fox's father. pic.twitter.com/YTFwzuNlZB
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) January 4, 2021
One has to wonder if this De’Aaron Fox tweet was sent in response to his dad’s tweet:
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) January 4, 2021
Through six games, the 21-year-old Bagley has averaged 11.8 points and 8.0 rebounds on 37.5% shooting from the field and 30.8% from beyond the arc. It’s still only a small sample size, but his scoring and shooting have taken a dip from previous seasons, although his rebounding numbers have slightly increased.
Fox, meanwhile, has picked up where he left off after signing a five-year maximum contract extension with the Kings in the offseason, putting up averages of 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.7 steals, and a block per game while shooting 42.7% from the field and 28.0% from downtown.
This isn’t the first time Bagley’s father has been dissatisfied with the Kings, according to a report by The Athletic. Bagley, meanwhile, refused to talk about the topic during the Kings’ media availability before their game against the Golden State Warriors on Monday. We’ll see how this affects Sacramento moving forward and if this drama quiets down or only gets louder.