San Antonio Spurs Free Agency

5 Free Agent Bigs the Spurs Should Monitor Early

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2. Marvin Bagley (restricted), Sacramento Kings

After averaging 14.5 points per game in an average of 25.5 minutes, Marvin Bagley's playing time has dipped to just 18 minutes per game this season. As a result, he's scoring just 7.8 points per game while the Sacramento Kings continue to struggle.

Bagley had a stretch of 11 straight DNP's at the beginning of the season and has only eclipsed the 20-minute mark twice in Sacramento's first 27 games. Clearly, he's fallen out of favor and needs to find himself elsewhere.

As Dylan Carter wrote for us earlier this season, Bagley brings some skills the Spurs are clearly missing:

"In 43 games last year, Bagley graded in the 83rd percentile of finishing in the paint and the 87th percentile of offensive rebounders. His energy near the rim is palpable between an exceptional ability to track down rebounds and a knack for putting the ball in the basket from short range."

Bagley's activity around the rim could bring the Spurs the much-needed energy they need from the center position, especially when Jakob Poeltl is resting.

Marvin Bagley is making $11.3 million this season and his contract wasn't extended heading into the year with Sacramento. Given how he's starting to see his minutes reduced, he could be one to watch as a cheap option next summer.

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