BoogieTime wrote:Texas Chuck wrote:He's a bust. He was overpicked by at least 5-6 spots because the other top picks were refusing to meet with the Kings and Bagley was publicly saying he wanted to be a King. Which is why the guy who ran that draft no longer has that job with the team.
It was a bad pick, and he's done nothing in coming on 3 years to show any growth. Bigs who won't defend and can't space have no value and its made worse by being overdrafted so he makes big money for a rookie.
If a team offers an expiring and a 2nd they should take it as an addition by subtraction move. Maybe he eventually figures it out, but the Kings are starting to put some pieces into place and shouldn't be wasting more time with this guy.
I get fans just look at age and draft spot and think just give him time, but he's only got one more rookie year left and again at a big number so there is no value there. Smart franchises are willing to cut their losses. Fans hold on to the bitter end--as sadly do poorly run franchises and then he has a 12 game stretch late next year of 20/10 so they give him 4/$100M thinking he's arrived and now you've really hamstrung the franchise.
biased nonsense from someone who doesn’t watch him
Do you know, or have any clue he shoots near 40% from 3?
Luka met and had dinner with Vlade/Vivek in person and never stated he wouldn’t play for the kings
He’s 21 with a lot of natural talent. No, the kings have no need to spend 11 mil differently next year
At no point did you address the crux of his post which is his defense. He's been absolutely abysmal defensively at the 5 this year which really hurts his value moving forward. The near 40% from 3 is nice but the volume is still fairly low so I'd be more inclined to wait and see before declaring him a shooter, especially given his historical 3 point percentage.