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Kings’ Marvin Bagley III downplays injury, scheduled for MRI

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Sacramento Kings rookie Marvin Bagley said he’d be alright after a scare on Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The forward seemed like he was in good spirits and was able to walk out of the locker room, later wearing a sleeve in his left leg before a brace was put in, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC 10. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday.

Bagley suffered the injury after getting clipped by a Malcolm Brogdon screen. Despite knocking his right knee against Brogdon’s, it was his left that suffered the damage as he fell to the hardwood.

“I just hate to see it. I hate to see my teammate go down and that’s what it is,” said his teammate and frontcourt partner Harry Giles, who put up 18 points off the bench.

Bagley had been a factor in his 18 minutes off the bench, putting up nine points and seven rebounds before being helped to the locker room by the team’s doctors.

The No. 2 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds, along with being the only Kings player to average a block per game.

His contributions will be key, with the team hoping to make a playoff push to lock the eighth and last seed in the Western Conference