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Kings release update on De’Aaron Fox after ankle injury

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Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has been ruled out for Wednesday’s scrimmage against the Miami Heat after suffering an ankle sprain during practice on July 15.

However, Fox continues to make progress and has returned to on-court, non-contact basketball activities, per the team.

Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, who sustained a left ankle sprain during practice on July 15, continues to make progress and has returned to on-court, non-contact basketball activities. Fox is ruled out for tonight’s scrimmage vs. the Miami Heat and his return to game action will be updated as appropriate.

The seeding games are set to start on July 30. Sacramento will face the San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans (twice), Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers in the eight games.

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, Fox was averaging 20.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists for the Kings. The lefty was shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free-throw line.

Fox has career NBA averages of 15.9 points, 3.5 boards and 6.1 assists. The Kings drafted him with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft out of the University of Kentucky. The speedster will likely sign a lucrative rookie-scale extension this offseason with Sacramento no matter what happens down in Orlando, Florida.