Being a former top pick, there is something in Marvin Bagley III that has yet to come out. He never got that chance in Sacramento and the move to Detroit seems to be panning out.

Since being traded in February, the 6-foot-11 cager has been putting up better numbers. In the 14 games he has played with the Pistons, Bagley has averaged 13.6 points, 7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26.6 minutes of action.

Although that production is noticeably better compared to his time with the Kings, there is no question that the former Duke product can still up to his numbers and show what he can do.

But before thinking that far, there is the matter of his deal.

The Pistons will have the chance to keep him in the offseason, possibly sign him to a three-year deal worth about $21 million. For as long as Bagley stays the course, he would be a wise investment.

Detroit will see the contract of former player Blake Griffin off the books this summer. They will have money to spend. Seeing how Bagley is just 23-years-old and performing well, he could be a wise investment for the Pistons for the years to come.

Further, it appears Bagley is pretty much content being in Detroit. He is open to staying in the Motor City on a long-term basis, yet another reason why head coach Dwane Casey may want to see if their working relationship can pan out.

Adding him to rising stars such as Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey, he could be a key addition to man the slot.

Also, Bagley could fill in the spot that Jerami Grant may leave open should the latter opt to move in the summer. Rumors are tying him to a possible move elsewhere such as the Portland Trail Blazers. Should that happen, Bagley may have more opportunities and playing time manning the frontcourt.

 Head coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons talks with Marvin Bagley III
Head coach Dwane Casey of the Detroit Pistons talks with Marvin Bagley III Getty Images | Michael Reaves

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