Late in the Sacramento Kings loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday, Luke Walton called for Marvin Bagley to check in. Bagley refused to enter the game, as it was into the waning minutes of a blowout.
Following Wednesday’s game, Walton refused to confirm that the exchange happened. The Kings head coach said that those situations are handled internally.
“Anything that happens within our group, that’s between our group, so the thing that matter is people know what’s expected and we continue to move forward tonight.”
The former second overall pick has appeared in just one of the Kings first 12 games this season. Prior to the season, Bagley’s agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel said that Sacramento should move on from Bagley if he’s not going to be in their rotation. Schwartz cited Bagley’s lack of development and opportunities as reasons the Kings and his client should part ways.