The Sacramento Kings continue to be the surprise of the NBA, riding a high-powered offense to the top of the Pacific division with the last leg of the regular season left. The Kings appear poised to break a 16-season playoff drought, and the big reason is point guard De’Aaron Fox. He’s battling a wrist injury ahead of Tuesday’s contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here’s the latest on his status.
De’Aaron Fox injury updates
Tuesday PM update: Fox has been ruled out with the wrist injury, which opens the door for Mitchell to get minutes in the starting lineup. Monk and Huerter are set to get more shots up as well with Fox out.
Fox is listed as questionable, so there’s a chance he does play. He had 33 points and eight assists a few days earlier against the Thunder, so this is a good matchup for him if he does suit up. Since coming back from the All-Star break, Fox is averaging 35.3 points and 7.7 assists per game.
If Fox does not suit up, the Kings will likely give Davion Mitchell the start. He’s a solid value add in this situation. Malik Monk and Kevin Huerter could also see more touches on the perimeter if Fox doesn’t play.