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Report: Former King Mavin Bagley III traded from one bad team to another

Jan 14, 2024, 8:54 AM | Updated: 8:55 am

Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Detroit Pistons d...

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 18: Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Detroit Pistons during the first quarter at State Farm Arena on December 18, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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If Woj announces a trade between two of the worst teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, is it still a bomb? Or is it more of a firecracker? On Sunday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced the Pistons are sending Marvin Bagley III, the former number-two overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings, to the Washington Wizards.

He goes from a 3-36 Pistons team to a 7-31 Wizards squad.

In exchange, Detroit receives forwards Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala. The Pistons are also sending the Wizards  Isaiah Livers and two future second-round picks.

Just two years ago, the Kings sent Marvin Bagley to Detroit for Trey Lyles, Donte DiVincenzo, and Josh Jackson. Only Lyles remains in Sacramento from that trade, carving out a contributing role from the bench. This past offseason, the Kings re-signed Lyles to a two-year deal.

Bagley wasn’t able to turn things around in Detroit. Averaging just over 10 points this season, the 24-year-old forward saw his minutes decrease under new coach Monty Williams. The 24-year-old forward/center recently had eight consecutive games he did not play in because of the coach’s decision.

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