3 Potential Trade Destinations For Kings’ Marvin Bagley

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Portland Trail Blazers

The direction of the Portland Trail Blazers is dependent on the futures of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

Upon the hiring of Chauncey Billups as their head coach, the Trail Blazers would love to keep Lillard as their marquee player to build around for the future.

McCollum is still on the roster, but between Lillard and McCollum, the Lehigh product is more likely to be dealt at some point.

Bagley would fit Portland’s current and long-term plans as he can immediately contribute to a team that lacks firepower at forward.

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It’s not like Bagley has been awful in his career as he’s averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while he made a career-best 34.3 percent of his threes in 2020-21.

Portland would be wise to take a chance on the 22-year-old forward in hopes he can become the talent that was taken early in the 2018 NBA Draft.