The Sacramento Kings are about two weeks away from resuming their 2019-20 season after a four-plus month hiatus.
Unfortunately for Sacramento, it could potentially be without the team’s best player when the NBA campaign resumes.
Kings star De’Aaron Fox suffered sprained ankle in practice
As noted, Fox will be reevaluated in 7-10 days. At that time, Sacramento will decide what to do with its star point guard.
De’Aaron Fox has morphed into a star in Sacramento
Fox, 22, was selected fifth overall by the Kings back in 2017. Thus far this season, the Kentucky product is averaging 20.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists on a solid 48% shooting from the field.
It’s rather obvious that Sacramento is going to need Fox back at 100% once the season resumes on July 30 if its going to have any chance of earning a playoff spot.
Sacramento Kings 2019-20 season
Sacramento will restart the season at Walt Disney World in Orlando boasting a 28-36 record. It has eight regular season games remaining in order to earn a top-eight spot. As of right now, the Kings are 3.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for that spot.
If Sacramento finds itself as the ninth seed and within four games of Memphis when the regular season concludes, it will take part in a play-in tournament for the final seed and the right to likely take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs.