NBA Draft 2018: Kings take Marvin Bagley III with No. 2 overall pick

The Sacramento Kings selected Duke forward Marvin Bagley III with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday to help bolster their frontcourt.

Just before the draft started, an ESPN report stated the Kings were also interested in Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr., but felt Bagley would make the most profound impact.

Bagley dominated the ACC in his one and only season with the Blue Devils, averaging 21.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. At 6-11, he’s able to use his athleticism on the block, while also displaying a nice tough from 15 feet.

Collin Sexton (No. 20) — Sexton’s toughness and competitiveness are second to none in this class, but his on-court production as a college freshman was concerning. His lack of steals and mediocre assist-to-turnover ratio are suggestive of subpar on-court feel.

There are prospects who have succeeded with poor numbers there as freshman — Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas and Spencer Dinwiddie, for example — but generally speaking, prospects with similar numbers have struggled in the league.

Ernie Grunfeld was granted an extension last year, despite leaving the Wizards backsliding and with an untenable payroll. He has been with the Wizards through three presidential administrations, which, in Washington, qualifies him as an official member of the Deep State. How else to explain his longevity?

Grunfeld, picking 15th, recognized a need for the Wizards — a reserve combo guard who can shoot — and took Troy Brown, who shot 29.1 percent from the 3-point line in his one year at Oregon.

Jerome Robinson has been the best player on Boston College’s basketball teams for the last three years, which is a bit like being the best steak in the steamer at the Golden Corral. They also wound up with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the 6-6 Kentucky point guard who was so afraid of news of his pre-draft workouts in Los Angeles leaking out that he had every NBA official who came to see him blindoflded, put Cheap Jerseys US in the trunk of a Lincoln and dropped off the end of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica Cheap Jerseys Vip.

We like SGA and all, but it was for these two guys that the Clippers passed on the chance to take a shot at Michael Porter Jr. and/or Robert Williams.