Kings’ De’Aaron Fox questionable vs. Magic with back injury
The Sacramento Kings have made their way to Orlando for a matchup against the Magic. However, it sounds like the Kings might be without the services of De’Aaron Fox, who is now listed as questionable due to a strained lower back.
Jason Jones of The Athletic shared news about Fox’s status on Tuesday morning, noting that an update on his availability will come later.
Tonight at Orlando
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) and
Iman Shumpert (load management) -OUT
De’Aaron Fox (strained lower back) is questionable. Update on his availability to come later.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) October 30, 2018
According to his injury report, Fox strained his lower back while scoring on a layup late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s victory against the Miami Heat.
Fox logged 34 minutes in Monday’s game, scoring 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-2 from downtown), eight assists, four rebounds, and two steals. As a team, the Kings posted 43 points in the third quarter, which was their highest-scoring quarter since a 44-point third against the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 2, 2016.
If Fox is unable to play in Tuesday night’s game against the Magic, Yogi Ferrell and Frank Mason will likely see an uptick in minutes.
Fox, now 20 years of age, has made seven appearances with the Kings this season, racking up averages of 18.0 points on 48.4 percent shooting from the field (23.5 percent from beyond the arc), 7.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 32.7 minutes per outing.
Though the injury doesn’t seem to be severe, the Kings are likely being cautious in their approach. Fox, after all, is the starting point guard.
Tuesday night’s Kings-Magic game is set to tip inside the Amway Center at 7:00 p.m. ET.