According to sources, the Detroit Pistons forward Marvin Bagley III has sustained a right-hand injury and is expected to miss an extended period of time. Bagley III is undergoing further evaluation to determine the next steps in his recovery. In his absence, Jalen Duren and Nerlens Noel are expected to see the majority of the minutes at center.
Vince Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reported Bagley suffered two broken fingers on his right hand and will "likely" need surgery, which would sideline him for six-to-eight weeks. He played eight minutes in Monday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Why it matters: Bagley III's injury is a significant loss for the Pistons as he has been a key player for the team. His absence will likely impact the team's performance and ability to compete in the coming games.
The Big Picture:
- Bagley III is expected to miss extended time due to a right-hand injury
- He is currently undergoing further evaluation to determine next steps in his recovery
- Jalen Duren and Nerlens Noel are expected to see increased minutes at center in his absence