Kings provide important injury updates on De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III
The Sacramento Kings have had some bad injury luck this season, as two of their best players in De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley have been sidelined for most of the year.
On Monday, the Kings provided updates for both players (via James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area), stating that Fox, who has been nursing an ankle injury since Nov. 11, has been progressing and has returned to on-court, non-contact activities. He will not travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip and will be re-evaluated in two-the-three weeks.
Meanwhile, Bagley is dealing with a right thumb fracture he suffered in the season opener and continues to make progress. He will have his six-week evaluation by the medical staff at the end of the week.
Sacramento has managed to stay afloat in the absence of two of its top guys, going 8-10 and hanging around in the Western Conference playoff picture.
However, if the Kings want to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006, they’ll obviously need to get both players back soon.
In the nine games he has played this season, Fox is averaging 18.2 points, seven assists and four rebounds over 32 minutes per game while shooting 43 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the free-throw line.
He is coming off of a terrific 2018-19 campaign in which he registered 17.3 points, 7.3 assists, 3.2 boards and 1.6 steals across 31.4 minutes a night.
Bagley is in his second season. He enjoyed an impressive—but injury-shortened—rookie season, playing in 62 games and recording 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.