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Sacramento's Marvin Bagley III closing in on return to action

Marvin Bagley

Sacramento Kings forward Marvin Bagley III has been cleared to resume full-contact basketball activities.

Bagley, who fractured his right thumb in the season-opening game against the Phoenix Suns on October 23, will be listed as day-to-day, according to the club.

There is not yet a projected return date for Bagley, the promising second-year pro who recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds in the opening contest.

Bagley was projected to miss four to six weeks when he suffered the injury.

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Bagley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, averaged 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 62 games (four starts) as a rookie in 2018-19 and he made the NBA All-Rookie first team.

The Kings also remain without standout point guard De'Aaron Fox, who suffered an ankle injury during practice on November 11.

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Fox averaged 18.2 points and seven assists in nine games prior to the injury.

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