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Kings guard De’Aaron Fox has clean MRI, but Marvin Bagley III must meet with foot specialist

De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, Kings

Thursday was a pretty awful night for the Sacramento Kings. Not only did the team lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves at home, but they also lost point guard De’Aaron Fox and big man Marvin Bagley III to injuries.

Fox suffered a back injury, while Bagley hurt his foot. Kings head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Friday that an MRI on Fox’s back came clean, meaning he has no structural damage. Bagley, meanwhile, will meet with a foot specialist to determine the severity of his ailment.

Both Fox and Bagley have been bitten by the injury bug this season. Fox has only played in 14 games for the Kings due to an ankle injury, while Bagley has appeared in just nine games because of a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb.

Sacramento is 12-19 on the season after losing to the Timberwolves. They are in 10th place in the Western Conference standings and have lost five straight games.

Fox is averaging 17.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists on the season for the Kings. Bagley, on the other hand, is putting up 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds.

Sacramento has not made the playoffs since 2006. This was supposed to be the season when they snapped their long playoff drought. There’s still plenty of games left in the season for the Kings to turn things around, but the team has to get healthy first.

The Kings have a tough schedule ahead, so they will need both Bagley and Fox back as soon as possible. They will play the Phoenix Suns next on Saturday before taking on the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Nuggets are second in the ultra competitive West with a 21-9 record, while the Clippers are third at 23-10. The Kings will meet the Clippers for the first time this season, while they have met Denver twice already and won once.