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Fox and Bagley are impressing at Team USA camp

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Reports about the two young Kings are glowing.

2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

The Sacramento Kings were already going to be represented at the FIBA World Cup by Harrison Barnes, but it seems likely he’s going to have some teammates to keep him company. De’Aaron Fox was promoted to the main squad earlier this week, which doesn’t guarantee him an eventual roster spot but was a nice vote of confidence. Since then he’s been turning heads, impressing coaches, and impressing teammates. Now it sounds like Marvin Bagley III is impressing as well, and could end up being invited to join the national team for the next stage of training camp.

Marc Stein reports that Fox seems likely to make the Team USA roster:

Kemba Walker praising Fox:

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Coach Gregg Popovich discussing De’Aaron Fox’s speed and ability:

Stein reports that Bagley is likely to be invited to join the national team in Los Angeles next week:

Regardless of whether or not Bagley and/or Fox end up on the national team roster, Kings fans should be thrilled with these reports. The success of the Kings over the next several years rests heavily on the development of Fox and Bagley, and it’s wonderful to hear this kind of praise from people outside the Kings organization.