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Kings guard De’Aaron Fox talks about his ankle injury

Kings, De'Aaron Fox

Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox will be out at least three to four weeks after suffering a sprained ankle during practice.

Fox spoke to local reporters on Thursday for the first time since his injury:

Fox is averaging 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game on the season. He’s shooting 43.0 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The Kings are 4-6 on the season. Fox is the franchise player in Sacramento. Kings fans are glad the lefty didn’t suffer a serious injury and will play again this season.

Fox put up 11.6 points and 4.4 assists as a rookie in 2017-18. Last season, Fox averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists — making that second-year jump Sacramento wanted to see.

Fox improved his shooting numbers last season, too. The Kings’ floor general shot 45.8 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from the 3-point line and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe.

The Kings have already given the keys to the offense to Fox, who is wise beyond his years. The speedster withdrew from Team USA before the FIBA World Cup this summer and started to focus on the upcoming season. He wants to be the guy who leads Sacramento back to the playoffs after more than a decade of postseason drought.