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Is De’Aaron Fox playing for the Kings on Saturday vs. the Jazz?

The Kings PG has a shoulder injury. We break down and update you on his status for Saturday’s game vs. Utah.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Sacramento Kings
De’Aaron Fox of the Sacramento Kings dribbles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at Golden 1 Center on December 14, 2023 in Sacramento, California.
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Sacramento Kings bounced back from a loss to the Clippers with a win over the Thunder, and will now hope to string a new winning streak together when they face the Utah Jazz Saturday evening. Star point guard De’Aaron Fox recovered from an ankle injury early in the season but has popped back up on the injury report with a shoulder injury. Here’s the latest on his status for Saturday’s contest.

De’Aaron Fox injury updates

Update: Fox has formally been ruled out for Saturday’s game. That means Mitchell is likely to get the start, and Monk can also expect to see more usage in the backcourt.

Fox is officially being listed as questionable for the contest, which suggests this shoulder injury is more than just some soreness. After making All-NBA and being named to his first All-Star team last season, Fox has picked up where he left off after coming back from his ankle injury early in the year. He’s averaging 29.9 points, 6.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game.

If Fox is unable to play in this game, Davion Mitchell will likely step into the starting role. Mitchell has been solid in starts, averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists per game in 31 career starts. He’s a good DFS value play if Fox sits. Malik Monk would also see more usage in the backcourt for Sacramento.