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Marvin Bagley III To Sit Out 4-6 Weeks With Fracture In His Right Thumb

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After just one game, a disappointing season-opening loss to Phoenix last night, the Sacramento Kings took another huge loss with the news that second year big man Marvin Bagley III will have to sit out for 4-6 weeks. An MRI revealed on Thursday morning that Bagley is suffering from a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb after a Suns defender tried to strip the ball from him in the fourth quarter.

Bagley played 28 minutes last night, and had 14 points on 16 field goal attempts.

With the time table for a return putting Bagley out likely until the end of November to early December, he could potentially miss up to 20 games.

With Bagley out, coach Luke Walton said he will look for veteran Nemanja Bjelica to step up into the starting role moving forward.