Kings rookie Bagley hurt in NBA summer league game

Marvin Bagley III (photo by Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee)

Marvin Bagley III (photo by Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee)

Sacramento Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III, the second overall pick in the NBA draft, will have an MRI exam after “tweaking’ his right hip in an NBA summer league game on Saturday.

“Marvin Bagley III experienced a tweak in his right hip flexor/groin area during tonight’s game vs. Phoenix in Las Vegas,” the Kings said in a statement. “He will undergo an MRI on Monday and more information will be shared at that time.”

Sacramento are clearly not going to take any chances with the young player, saying Bagley would not only miss Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers but is also “doubtful” for Tuesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Bagley played 32 minutes, scoring 15 points and pulling down seven rebounds in the Kings’ 71-61 loss to the Suns.

The game pitted Bagley against number one overall draft pick Deandre Ayton, who scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for Phoenix. (AFP)