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Former Kings’ center on Marvin Bagley III: “If he’s healthy, to me, he’s along the lines of Giannis”

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Marvin Bagley III was not able to showcase his talent in his first two seasons in the NBA. The 2nd overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft was limited to 75 career games in his rookie and sophomore year.

The former Sacramento Kings center Olden Polynice joined The Carmichael Dave Show last week and talked on Bagley’s future comparing him to the two-times MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo talent-wise.

(via KHTK):

“If he’s healthy, to me, he’s along the lines of Giannis. Because he can handle the ball, he can shoot–he’s a better shooter than Giannis. He has right-shoulder, left-shoulder moves, he runs the floor extremely well, he jumps really high, he really is a generational talent,” Polynice said.

Polynice played in Sacramento from 1994-1998. The Bronx native averaged 10.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game during his time with the franchise.

“He can transcend the game,Polynice continued. He is not Luka Doncic, no. No one is. But he can be Marvin Bagley and he can be really, really good.

“If those things (health) happen, I kid you not, he’s on that level of a Giannis, guys like that. Bam Adebayo, we have seen his development. He can be as good–if not better than guys like that.”

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