Recently, news has come out pertaining to De’Aaron Fox’s status for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat. Prior to today, Fox was nursing an abdominal injury he suffered Tuesday night while playing against the Orlando Magic.
The Sacramento Kings have received good news pertaining to their rookie point guard. According to James Ham, a reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area, the Kings have listed De’Aaron Fox as probable for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat.
Last Tuesday, while playing against the Orlando Magic, Fox experienced tightness in his abdominal muscle which led to him leaving the contest early.
Obviously, good news relating to the health of Fox. It would have been a shame for the Kings and their fans if Fox’s injury caused him to sit out for an extended period of time. But fortunately, it seems like he is alright.
The Kentucky speedster has been decent during his rookie year, so having him available for as many games as possible is beneficial for him in getting better acclimated to the NBA competition.
For tonight’s game against the Heat, Fox’s health status does add more flexibility for Dave Joerger in figuring out his player rotations. The Kings have been thin at point guard since Frank Mason III injured his heel last December, so having Fox sidelined too could have caused some complications.
But whether Fox is available to play or not, I expect George Hill to play the bulk of the point guard minutes. With both Fox and Mason III ailing, it leaves Hill as the only healthy facilitator on the roster.
Overall, it is great to know that Fox’s injury was just a small bump in the road. Hopefully, he is healthy enough to dress tonight and help the Kings get a win in South Beach.