The Sacramento Kings are hoping to make strides in the Western Conference this season. Unfortunately, they were dealt a tough injury blow on opening night.
Second-year forward Marvin Bagley III suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb during last night's 124-95 loss to the Phoenix Suns. The team announced the news moments ago.
Bagley will miss the next four-to-six weeks.
Bagley's season was off to a strong start before the injury. He produced a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) in 28 minutes against the Suns.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Bagley was an All-Rookie First Team selection last season. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
The Kings will be back in action, sans Bagley, tomorrow night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET.