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Marvin Bagley out the ‘next few games’ with sprained foot

Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 26: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half at Golden 1 Center on December 26, 2019 in Sacramento, California. 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 Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The Sacramento Kings just cannot get healthy. Their three young stars — De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, and Buddy Hield — have played a total of 49 minutes together this season.

That number is not going to be going up anytime soon because Bagley is going to miss some time with a sprained left foot.

That’s a vague timeframe. It comes after Bagley had an MRI, and the optimistic view is it could have been worse. Still, the Kings’ best big man is going to miss more time.

Bagley missed 22 games to start the season with a fractured thumb, then returned to play in nine games before this injury. Fox has played in just 14 games and is day-to-day with a back injury (he did not play Saturday).

That goes part of the way to explaining the Kings 12-20 record this season. Fortunately for the Kings, because the bottom of the West playoff picture is much softer than expected, they are just a game-and-a-half out of the last playoff spot. Sacramento could make a run — if they can just get healthy.

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