Kings news: De’Aaron Fox (back) listed as probable vs. Clippers on Tuesday
The Sacramento Kings are hoping to finally put an end to their seven-game losing streak at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. Fortunately, it appears point guard De’Aaron Fox may potentially be back in the mix to help out.
According to James Ham of NBC Sports, Fox is listed as probable versus the Clippers. He has missed the Kings’ game against the Phoenix Suns, though he was able to return the next contest against the Denver Nuggets.
De’Aaron Fox is probable for tomorrow against the Clippers. Marvin Bagley (foot) is out for Sac, as is Patrick Beverley (wrist) for LA.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) December 31, 2019
Although it remains to be seen whether or not De’Aaron Fox will be available for the star-studded showdown with the Clippers, it appears he has at least made progress on the back injury he suffered during the opening quarter of the Kings’ 105-104 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Fox has been listed as day-to-day while dealing with spasms since then, though hopes of his speedy return have remained high.
In the 15 games he has played so far for the Kings, Fox is averaging career-highs in points with 17.6, field-goal percentage with 47.2 percent and rebounds per game with 3.9. However, his assists and steals numbers have decreased, as he is only putting up 6.8 dimes and 1.1 swipe per contest this season.
There is no question that the Kings will need all the help they can get if they hope to get back into the win column against the third-seeded Clippers, especially with center Marvin Bagley II already ruled out with a foot injury.
The Clippers boast plenty of firepower between their wingmen in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Fortunately, the absence of point guard Patrick Beverley should make it much easier for Fox to find his rhythm should he be cleared to play against Doc Rivers’ crew.